Skip to comments.Jon Huntsman, a conservative & a Mormon, says legalizing same-sex marriage is...‘right thing to do’
Posted on 02/22/2013 11:29:21 AM PST by Colofornian
Former Utah governor and presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is speaking out in favor of marriage equality, arguing that it is a conservative cause that the Republican Party should support. In an op-ed for The American Conservative, Huntsman writes about his time as governor of Utah during which he pushed for civil unions and equality for the LGBTQ community, and adds that the GOP now has the opportunity to do more.
Conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry, Huntsman writes...
Huntsmans pro-marriage equality stance is not only a symbolic step forward for conservatives, but for Mormons as well. Over the last several years we have been seeing more and more Mormons from across the political spectrum come out in support of marriage equality, said Spencer W. Clark, executive director of Mormons for Marriage Equality, in a recent statement. I am thrilled that Gov. Huntsman has taken this stand and hope that it will prompt other Mormons to join us in building stronger families by ensuring that same-sex couples and their children have access to the same protection and benefits under the law that my family has.
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From the article: Conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry, Huntsman writes.
Does that include group marriage (5 guys & 3 women?)? Polygamy? Polyandry (marrying others' spouses while retaining dual or multiple marriages). Is Huntsman, a Mormon, re-opening up the polygamy debate?
From the article: Huntsmans pro-marriage equality stance is not only a symbolic step forward for conservatives, but for Mormons as well. Over the last several years we have been seeing more and more Mormons from across the political spectrum come out in support of marriage equality, said Spencer W. Clark, executive director of Mormons for Marriage Equality, in a recent statement.
Since it's the "road to polygamy and polyandry," sounds regressive (as in 19th century) to me!
So MSNBC has declared Huntsman a conservative.
I am not sure many conservatives would agree; not many on this site anyway.
Ahhhhhh.....the Mormons......trying to figure out why their guy didn’t get elected. OK. Start having the homosexuals marry in the temple.
That whacky The Onion’s got nothin’ on PMSNBC!
He is NOT a conservative. Anyone who suggests he is has no idea what it means to be conservative.
Jon Huntsman, if nominated, will not get my vote. Period.
Jon Huntsman wouldn't recognize a conservative if he bumped his head on one.
I'm not qualified to say whether or not he is a genuine Mormon, or just one for political purposes.
Jon Huntsman, a conservative ....
These morons a PMSNBC think that anyone to the right of Jane Fonda is a conservative.
But if Huntsman was a true conservative they would have labeled him a right wing extremist. Using the plain term conservative means Huntsman sits somewhere between Jane Fonda and Richard Lugar politically.
Huntsman is just the latest poster boy to push the liberal agenda.
Oh, please... Jon Huntsman is many things (mostly bad), but a “conservative?”
Is “the closet” getting too crowded?
Another “conservative” getting ready to “come out”?
And PMSNBC for a source ?
I must admit it's salacious & derogatory enough for your standard anti-Mormon spew, but perhaps a lesser-known "source" would serve your aims better.
Get back in the closet Jonny Boy.
Huntsman is a Democrat Party mole.
Pimping for 2016, but his Daughter is still HOT!
Wrong. Same sex marriage is the Left’s ticket to persecuting and neutering the message and mission of what is left of the church.
He is on the board of Caterpillar and helped them loose a lot of money in a stupid investment in China. His expert advice sure helped the a lot..lost $500 or there abouts.
I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I SAY!
I first saw that little wimp in the primary races last year and was NOT DEFINITELY IMPRESSED with is feminine demeanor.
I told everyone in the room that that SOB was a queer. The more I saw him, the more I was absolutely certain.
Now, he proves to the whole world that he is a stealth queer.
Nah you missed the point. They don’t mind if Gentile homos marry. They just don’t want them to marry in their Temple.