Skip to comments.Fight Against Gay Marriage? Not if the Iowa GOP Wants Young Voters
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:19:48 AM PST by fractionated
Young Republicans in Iowa are still split on the institution of marriage being extended to gay people. But there is a growing consensus among college-aged GOPers that in order to win elections, the party's focus should be elsewhere.
Gay and lesbian campus groups and College Republicans haven't exactly been friendly to one another over the years, in Iowa or the rest of the country.
But there are signs that with this coming generation the trend could be changing, and for the Republican Party that could be critical.
"As a young Republican, I see where the partys coming from with the idea of traditional marriage, but I cannot support that aspect of the platform," said Victoria Hurst, president of the University of Northern Iowa College Republicans.
She said she supports many Republican ideals, but not the party's stance on gay marriage.
"America has bigger problems than who can and cannot marry; it is time to move beyond this and focus on bigger problems, like the federal deficit and unemployment rates," she said....
A Gallup Poll in November of young voters aged 18-29 found that 73 percent support same-sex marriage. Almost a third of Republicans surveyed support gay marriage.
The Republican Party has been losing the battle for young voters in a convincing way the last three elections....
Libertarian-leaning Republicans and Independents who might otherwise vote Republican for fiscal reasons have considered the opposite ticket, or voted third party, Ginty said, as they feel that the government should not be in the business of restricting freedoms for anyone....
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Definite liberal troll
The government should not be in the business of promoting and endorsing perversion.
So what’s inaccurate about the article?
If so, your initial assessment is correct.
Why has the left chosen this hill to fight on?
In my experience dealing with the Under 30 crowd they unfortunately see complete moral equivalence between this and the Civil Rights struggle of the 50’s and 60’s.
I’m afraid it’s a done deal once enough of us go to that great Tea Party Rally in the sky.
Yeah, he’s been pretending to be concerned about conservatism at FR for a few weeks now.
The government should not be in the business of redefining the family.
Has he/she/it bothered to stay around to defend their posts on any of those threads?
I smell ozone.
It's a major step in their ultimate goal. First they mainstream butt sex, then they lower the age of consent, and viola! They get to screw little boys.
Apparently so. The article reflects his insight -- as I recall, he was one of the first major figures in the GOP to sound the alarm about how McCain shot himself in the foot with a bad VP pick.
restricting freedom?? for anyone?
to marry a 5 year old?
wait, you are for that restriction?
Redefining words like “marriage” is not something government should be either
The PRINCIPLE is to maintain and support MARRIAGE as between one man and one woman. THIS (the notion that we should no longer follow the God-given principle of MARRIAGE) is exactly the kind of thing that has weakened the GOP!
We should be doing everything we can to strengthen marriage because it IS the foundation of a healthy society.
A great disaster had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened. ...Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Probably more accurately the equivalence is seen between not allowing gay marriage, and the old anti-miscengenation laws.
One thing that is extremely similar between gay marriage and lifting interacial marriage bans is the incredibly rapid flip in public opinion.
I see the liberal homosexual n00b disruptor has not been zotted yet. Someone is getting sloppy...