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GOP Presidential Candidate Announces Support Of Gay Marriage
The Examiner ^ | 12/2/11 | Karl Dickey

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


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To: Retro Llama; Jim Robinson
If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-Constitution and you'll get the zot from FR!
41 posted on 12/02/2011 10:05:26 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Retro Llama

So keeping society’s marriage laws the same as they’ve been throughout the life of this country “makes government grow”? How exactly does that work again?

Did you join FR two weeks ago just to advance your anti-marriage agenda?


42 posted on 12/02/2011 10:12:40 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: DJ MacWoW

No more governmnet.


43 posted on 12/02/2011 10:13:57 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus

It’s government that pushing it. Didn’t read the quotes? Are you that politically deaf?


44 posted on 12/02/2011 10:15:58 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

And I’m not in favor. Are you making assumptions?


45 posted on 12/02/2011 10:18:17 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus
Are you trying to redirect?

Did you read the quotes and understand them?

Do you understand that it is the MARXISTS in GOVERNMENT that is pushing deviancy because they DID read the quotes and they DO "get it"? And Stalin, Gramsci and Alinsky are their teachers?

46 posted on 12/02/2011 10:28:01 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I got married in a church. Why government permission is wanted by anyone is beyond me. So as I said, I'm against anyone in gov or out of gov pushing more licenses from gov. Don't know how to make it any more clear for you or what it is you're objecting to.
47 posted on 12/02/2011 10:40:16 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus
My "objection" is your What do I care?

You were given quotes to explain why you should care.

So your approach seems to be the "ostrich strategy". You'll fight marxiam in government by ignoring what they are doing. And you think that's a winning strategy?

48 posted on 12/02/2011 10:45:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So tell me, how are you going to use gov’t to solve this problem?


49 posted on 12/02/2011 10:47:29 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus

Quote where I said that I was.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 10:50:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Ding! Ding! Ding! Then we have agreement.


51 posted on 12/02/2011 10:51:45 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus
No. We don't.

I care. You hide which is typical for a liberaltarian.

Don't get sand in your ears. Buh bye!

52 posted on 12/02/2011 10:54:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Since we’re sharing (yuch) ;-) My impression is that you draw conclusions on limited data sets. This is sometimes dangersous and sometimes embarassing. C ya.


53 posted on 12/02/2011 10:59:06 AM PST by rhombus
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To: DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah

He’s gone.


54 posted on 12/02/2011 10:59:49 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; little jeremiah; rhombus

His fellow “I don’t care liberaltarian” will be deeply saddened.


55 posted on 12/02/2011 11:04:50 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah; rhombus
I wonder how many who claim to be libertarians know much of anything about it? From Wikipedia:

Libertarian schools of thought differ over the degree to which the state should be reduced.

Anarchists advocate complete elimination of the state. Minarchists advocate a state which is limited to protecting its citizens from aggression, theft, breach of contract, and fraud.

Some libertarians go further, such as by supporting minimal public assistance for the poor.[4] Additionally, some schools are supportive of private property rights in the ownership of unappropriated land and natural resources while others reject such private ownership and often support common ownership instead.[5][6][7]

Another distinction can be made among libertarians who support private ownership and those that support common ownership of the means of production; the former generally supporting a capitalist economy, the latter a libertarian socialist economic system.

In some parts of the world, the term "libertarianism" is synonymous with Left anarchism.[8]

56 posted on 12/02/2011 11:12:05 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Well I’ve never met a liberaltarian that actually cared about the breakdown of society nor the Founders intent. Every single one has had the political philosophy of “If it feels good, do it” which is a lefty 60’s POV.


57 posted on 12/02/2011 11:19:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Retro Llama; 50mm; Lady Jag; Old Sarge; darkwing104; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Allegra; ...
I figured this one wouldn't last long.


58 posted on 12/02/2011 11:38:24 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Retread Retro Llama bought it on this thread:

Retro gets the ZOT

Check out the new and improved thread title.

59 posted on 12/02/2011 12:20:47 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: Retro Llama

Gary Johnson is an Occupy Wall Street clown with a suit.


60 posted on 12/02/2011 12:27:53 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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