Skip to comments.Gay Marriage Could Bring Shifts In Republican Race
Posted on 11/24/2011 7:49:56 PM PST by Steelfish
Gay Marriage Could Bring Shifts In Republican Race
Republican presidential candidates are joining New Hampshire's intensifying gay marriage debate whether they like it or not.
State lawmakers plan to take up a measure to repeal the law allowing same-sex couples to wed and a vote is expected at some point in January the same month as New Hampshire holds the nation's first Republican presidential primary contest.
Already, candidates have been put on the spot over the divisive social issue when most, if not all, would rather be talking about the economy, voters' No. 1 concern.
The impending focus on gay marriage carries risk for several of White House contenders including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former businessman Herman Cain whose inconsistencies on the topic are well documented.
Recent polls have shown former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at or near the top of the field, along with Romney. With a little less than six weeks to go until the lead-off Iowa caucuses, people are listening to the former nemesis of Bill Clinton and would-be challenger to President Barack Obama. But this issue may cause Gingrich problems. Earlier in the fall, he told an Iowa audience that gay marriage is a "temporary aberration" likely to go away because it defies convention. Gingrich, who has been married three times, has a half-sister in a same-sex marriage.
"The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists," Candace Gingrich-Jones wrote the former speaker in a letter posted on the Huffington Post in 2008: "In other words, stop being a hater, big bro."
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It seems like the candidates would boycott both New Hampshire and Iowa for having Gay Marriage.
A vote is a vote, is a vote. To get elected President of the US, it seems you have to pander to everyone.
Is queer marriage the law in New Hampshire because of legislation by legislators or legislation by a judge? I know that the people didn't vote on this law directly.
Contrary to what liberals think, the American people do not support same-sex marriage.
No GOP candidate has gone on record as favoring it. As usual, the MSM is clueless on the subject.
MSNBCing... pushing the homosexual agenda.
The MSM is stuck on stupid!
You are forgetting that one already has gone on record. The father of gay marriage in the US, Mitt Romney, is supposedly a shoe in for president. If he thought it would get him the nomination he would be on the airwaves 24 hours a day reminding everyone all he’s done to make gay marriage possible.
I thought Mittens flip-flopped on same sex marriage?
With Mittens, it depends on the day of the week and who is in the audience.