Skip to comments.GOP Presidential Candidate Announces Support Of Gay Marriage
Posted on 12/02/2011 6:58:14 AM PST by Retro Llama
Last night, Presidential candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announced during an on-line Town Hall Thursday night that he supports civil marriage for gay Americans. Having long supported civil unions for gay couples, Johnson's decision to endorse gay marriage is based on "a great deal of deliberation, discussion with the gay community, and a conclusion that government has no business choosing who should be allowed the benefits of marriage and who should not."
Announcing his support for gay marriage, Johnson said, "As a believer in individual freedom and keeping government out of personal lives, I simply cannot find a legitimate justification for federal laws, such as the Defense of Marriage Act, which define' marriage. That definition should be left to religions and individuals not government. Government's role when it comes to marriage is one of granting benefits and rights to couples who choose to enter into a marriage contract'. As I have examined this issue, consulted with folks on all sides, and viewed it through the lens of individual freedom and equal rights, it has become clear to me that denying those rights and benefits to gay couples is discrimination, plain and simple....
Johnson's announcement came during an on-line Town Hall co-hosted with GOProud, an organization of gay conservatives and their allies.
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Gary Johnson is a typical “Libetarian” TURD!
Johnson will now enjoy the support of such conservative stalwarts as Michael Barone, David Brooks, and Michael Potemra—not to mention several key legislators in New York state. That should take him right to the top of the pack.
Who? Gary Johnson?
Say, that reminds me, when did Pat Paulson stop running for president?
Never heard of him.
More government? Leave marriage to the churches.
He never had a chance anyway....but this seals it.
Well he’s out.
Yes, I think he asking for the Libertarian Party nomination soon
Townhall + GOProud
why am I not surprised?
That’s Great! Gary!
Now GF yerself...
“More government? Leave marriage to the churches.”
Yes, it’s ironic that a libertarian like Johnson would take a position requiring more government meddling in private decisions, rather than less.
Good Grief. There isn’t any irrational reason why he doesn’t register on any poll.
He’s just plain vanilla and a Team Captain for Homo America.
Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay. I couldn’t care less but, Eff that Co-Opting Marriage Crap to attain some weird image of equality that is nothing short of smoke and mirrors and a synthetic ..... aw whatever.
Here is your Wide Stance “Johnson”:
GOP Presidential Candidate announces support of gay marriage
Johnsons decision to endorse gay marriage is based on a great deal of deliberation, discussion with the gay community, and a conclusion that government has no business choosing who should be allowed the benefits of marriage and who should not.
“I simply cannot find a legitimate justification for federal laws, such as the Defense of Marriage Act, which define marriage. That definition should be left to religions and individuals not government.”
I agree but, how does supporting Gay “synthetic” Marriage advance that ideal?
You cannot give them the word Marriage without invoking Fahrenheit 451 of all literature that previously defined marriage culturally or Biblically.
Gary is using a digger where there ain’t no dirt.
Well, his support just dropped 20%; from 0.05% to 0.04%.
Hey, you left out the “Queen of Fabulous”, Ann “man neck” Coulture, I’m sure she will support this loon and not Myth Romney.
Gary Johnson: Same as Ron Paul, only honest in his open support for killing babies and destroying the institution of marriage and the natural family.