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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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1 posted on 12/02/2011 6:58:19 AM PST by Retro Llama
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To: Retro Llama

Gary Johnson is a typical “Libetarian” TURD!


2 posted on 12/02/2011 6:59:30 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Retro Llama

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.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 7:03:06 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Retro Llama

Who? Gary Johnson?

Say, that reminds me, when did Pat Paulson stop running for president?


4 posted on 12/02/2011 7:03:06 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Retro Llama

Never heard of him.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 7:03:29 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Retro Llama

More government? Leave marriage to the churches.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 7:03:31 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Retro Llama

He never had a chance anyway....but this seals it.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 7:03:42 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Retro Llama

Well he’s out.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 7:08:58 AM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: Retro Llama; US Navy Vet

Yes, I think he asking for the Libertarian Party nomination soon


9 posted on 12/02/2011 7:11:32 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Retro Llama

Townhall + GOProud

why am I not surprised?


10 posted on 12/02/2011 7:12:20 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Retro Llama
. Government's role when it comes to marriage is one of granting benefits and rights

Bzzzzzt. Incorrect.

11 posted on 12/02/2011 7:15:26 AM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: Retro Llama

Who?


12 posted on 12/02/2011 7:17:01 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Retro Llama

That’s Great! Gary!

Now GF yerself...


13 posted on 12/02/2011 7:19:30 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anywaqq)
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To: rhombus

“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.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 7:25:01 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: rhombus
More government? Leave marriage to the churches.

And the perverts will start their own fake church to officiate over their fake marriages. (Didn't see that one coming, huh?)

Nope, no need for more government. The people's marriage laws have done just fine for hundreds of years - and will continue to do so if we can get the government to stop screwing them up.
15 posted on 12/02/2011 7:25:34 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Retro Llama

OhhhhhHHHH!

Gary Johnson!?????

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

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.”

“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.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 7:30:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anywaqq)
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To: Retro Llama

Well, his support just dropped 20%; from 0.05% to 0.04%.


17 posted on 12/02/2011 7:42:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Retro Llama

FUGJ


18 posted on 12/02/2011 7:42:47 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: GeronL

Hey, you left out the “Queen of Fabulous”, Ann “man neck” Coulture, I’m sure she will support this loon and not Myth Romney.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 7:48:43 AM PST by stockpirate (Our republican leadership are all part of the left-wing fascist new world order movement.)
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To: Retro Llama
GOP Presidential Candidate Announces Support Of Gay Marriage

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.

20 posted on 12/02/2011 7:53:04 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: Retro Llama

More proof, as if we needed any, that Libertarians don’t know what true liberty even is.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 8:04:43 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Newt Gingrich: The go-to guy for a party that is determined to waste yet another decade.)
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To: cuban leaf
-- when did Pat Paulson stop running for president? --

April 24, 1997.

His son, Monty, has picked up the ball.

On Foreign Aid: We should ask every country in the world to send us whatever they can.

On Taxes: No taxes. Let's just tip the government 15% if they do a good job.

I've upped my standards, now up yours.
22 posted on 12/02/2011 8:12:42 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: stockpirate

Mann Coulter
23 posted on 12/02/2011 8:13:05 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: Retro Llama

Well, that’ll rocket him to the top of the GOP heap! /s


24 posted on 12/02/2011 8:15:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Cboldt
No taxes. Let's just tip the government 15% if they do a good job.

Not THAT'S an approach I can support! ;-)

25 posted on 12/02/2011 8:17:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Cboldt

That was awesome!

Thanks!


26 posted on 12/02/2011 8:17:55 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ScottinVA

Not=Now


27 posted on 12/02/2011 8:18:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: cuban leaf
Pat Paulsen came in 2nd to Bill Clinton in the 1996 NH primary.

And, even though he's dead, there's a good chance he's still running for president.

Lou Warne from Green Lane, PA, in time for the Pennsylvania primary, suggested "Pat Paulsen '08: Resurrect and Elect!" Bill Martin from Bainbridge Island, WA, offered "Pat Paulsen '08: Dead Man Running." Bill McClellan from points unknown recommended "Pat Paulsen '08: Thinking Inside the Box." Joel Goodman from Saratoga Springs, NY proclaimed "Pat Paulsen '08: Never Say Die!"

28 posted on 12/02/2011 8:34:56 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: riverdawg

‘“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.’

Exactly. The redefinition of marriage is by necessity getting more government in the lives of everyone, not less. If homosexuals really wanted less government in their lives, they would have been content with the overturning of the anti-sodomy laws. Liberalism(which libertarian social policies ultimately lead to in the final analysis) is truly a mental disorder.


29 posted on 12/02/2011 8:35:52 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Retro Llama

Idiot, seriously, I can understand his point, but if you agree with it, then you simply should call for the abolishment of government recognized marriage, not for the literal creation of a new one. What a stupid man.


30 posted on 12/02/2011 8:38:12 AM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Cboldt

If Romney is the republican candidate, I’m writing in Paulson.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 8:41:17 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Retro Llama

I thought he is described as conservative???

not so


32 posted on 12/02/2011 8:42:25 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Maybe he can team up with Karger for the homo-ticket.


33 posted on 12/02/2011 8:42:48 AM PST by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: LearsFool
And the perverts will start their own fake church to officiate over their fake marriages. (Didn't see that one coming, huh?)

Of course I can see that coming. What do I care? If government's not involved, it's none of my business and I don't care. There's plenty of churches out there now that people call "fake".

34 posted on 12/02/2011 8:42:53 AM PST by rhombus
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What do I care? If government's not involved, it's none of my business and I don't care.

I wish you did care. Marriage is important to America - too important for us to allow it to be made into a joke by those who despise it because of their sexual disorientation.

In a nutshell, "it's none of my business and I don't care" is precisely the problem with hyper-individualist anarcho-libertarianism. Though it sounds appealing in theory, in practice it's a system that fails before lasting long enough to get in the history books.

You're not exactly being "part of the solution" here.
35 posted on 12/02/2011 9:27:48 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Retro Llama; little jeremiah

No comment? You posted it.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 9:52:54 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: rhombus; LearsFool
What do I care?

Mainstreaming deviancy is a problem for society. Only the left and the very foolish ignore it.

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. - Joseph Stalin

"Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society." Antonio Gramsci - Marxist - teacher of Saul Alinsky

You're watching those quotes being played out and you don't CARE?

37 posted on 12/02/2011 9:57:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Retro Llama

Retro Llama
Since Nov 15, 2011


Welcome to FR - pushing a homo candidate??


38 posted on 12/02/2011 9:57:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: rhombus
it's none of my business and I don't care

Unfortunately, some people do have a neurotic compulsion to stick their noses into other people's business. They're the ones who make government grow.

39 posted on 12/02/2011 10:00:44 AM PST by Retro Llama
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To: Arrowhead1952

Those animals that back up to the shepherds in Peru. They called retro llamas?


40 posted on 12/02/2011 10:05:17 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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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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