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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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?
No more governmnet.
It’s government that pushing it. Didn’t read the quotes? Are you that politically deaf?
And I’m not in favor. Are you making assumptions?
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?
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?
So tell me, how are you going to use gov’t to solve this problem?
Quote where I said that I was.
Ding! Ding! Ding! Then we have agreement.
I care. You hide which is typical for a liberaltarian.
Don't get sand in your ears. Buh bye!
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.
His fellow “I don’t care liberaltarian” will be deeply saddened.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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Gary Johnson is an Occupy Wall Street clown with a suit.
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