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Sen. Mark Warner announces support for gay marriage (D-VA)
Yahoo News - The Ticket ^ | 3-25-2013 | Rachel Rose Hartman

Posted on 03/25/2013 3:35:46 PM PDT by haffast

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Monday announced his support for gay marriage, making him the latest high-profile politician to state publicly that his opinion on the issue had changed.

"I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone," he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page, noting that he signed an amicus brief urging the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Warner's public announcement follows similar statements of support for gay marriage from politicians including Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat.

Warner is running for re-election in 2014 in his highly competitive home state.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; antifamily; equality; homosexualagenda; markwarner; perverts; rights; virginia

1 posted on 03/25/2013 3:35:46 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

A demonRAT supports government recognition of sodomite union?

Where’s the news in that?


2 posted on 03/25/2013 3:36:58 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: haffast

Warner is only high-profile if he’s had a dose of Viagra.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 3:37:37 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: haffast; Perdogg

Hopefully, this will cost his re-election


4 posted on 03/25/2013 3:38:06 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: haffast

This is the new litmus tests for all candidates now. It used to be the biggest factor when you ran for office was whether or not you were pro abortion. Now you have to be pro fag to get the liberal nod.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 3:39:05 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: haffast

Oh snap. Another Dickocrat supports gay marriage.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 3:39:15 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: haffast
When I lived in Virgina, I had heard rumors that he was in gay relationship in his past..thought anyway... this does not surprise me. He has always been a leftist and anyone who thinks that he is a centrist does not know the real Mark Warner.
7 posted on 03/25/2013 3:39:19 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: haffast

Might this increase his vulnerability in Virginia? He was polling well, but maybe this will hurt him. I hope so. Guy’s a bandwagon jumping SOB.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 3:39:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: haffast

What a damned worthless tool he is. He can be counted on for one thing: obedience to Obama and the DNC. And what pisses me off is he’s one of those “sainted ones” who will only leave the Senate horizontally.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 3:43:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: HokieMom

More and more politicians getting out in front of the SCOTUS decision, me thinks their decision is a forgone conclusion affirming that sodomites are equal to a marriage between a Man and a Women. God save us.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 3:44:00 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: haffast

“Highly competitive home state?” Hardly... Warner is adored in this state.. don’t look for him to ever be defeated.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 3:47:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: haffast

Can we get an solid answer from all of the Democrats up in 2014?


12 posted on 03/25/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: DAC21

I suspect the DNC has already been tipped off as to how the Supremes will vote on this issue. The dems have been given the OK to to go public with their support of what has already been decided.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 3:53:16 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Enterprise

Don’t worry about the Dems coming out of the closet for gay marriage, worry about Repiblicans doing the same.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 3:54:48 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: haffast

God let this backfire on anyone, democrat or republican, who sides with evil over You. Awaken people everywhere to see how terrible this will be on everyone, especially children.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 3:55:04 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: haffast

All these scumbag politicians coming out in favor of gay marriage must be betting on the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage constitutional later this summer.

With the Portman story, and Rove’s comments recently, it seems many on the right are conceding that supporting gay marriage is politically the way to go. They no longer seem to think that homosexuality is a deviant sexual lifestyle.

I don’t care who they are, I will never support a candidate that supports the homosexual political agenda. To quote Mal Reynolds from Firefly, “I may have been on the losing side, but I’m not convinced it is the wrong side.”


16 posted on 03/25/2013 3:55:16 PM PDT by Bell407Pilot
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To: haffast

Only the virgins of VA will be displeased with their senior senator. He is wildly popular, and they used to say “Virginia Is for Lovers”.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: OKRA2012

I’ve been suspicious of a lot of Republicans and I suspect there are a lot of them in the House and Senate who are yet to be discovered.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 3:56:04 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: haffast

“Evolved”.....you piece of crap. Speak for yourself and your fellow sodomite lovers. This is one Virginian who will never support perversion.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 3:58:47 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: ScottinVA

In all likelihood, the SCOTUS will narrowly strike down Prop 8 and leave all other Pro Family amendments is other states standing.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 3:59:28 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: Enterprise

No mater what the party we will see many politicians going from “Against Gay Marriage” to “For Gay Marriage.”

We will not see politicians going from “For Gay Marriage” to “Against Gay Marriage.”


21 posted on 03/25/2013 4:03:12 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: HokieMom
Hopefully, this will cost his re-election.

In the old Virginia I would certainly confirm that probability, but now, I and unfortunately many others live in the "new Virginia."

22 posted on 03/25/2013 4:06:35 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: haffast

roberts gave a primo seat to his homosexual relative

kagan is a homosexual

kennedy has been warming up to homosexuals

sotomayor is plain incompetent

ginsberg advocats child abuse

they have their five so politicians are lining up.


23 posted on 03/25/2013 4:06:48 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Christie at the beach
Warner and Kaine both took action to protect public toilet action by homosexuals at Virginia rest stops. The most famous incidents involved a rest stop on I-66 in Manassas.

It must be presumed that on some occasions their close friend and confidant McGreevey was saved from certain arrest by State police agents tasked with the job of looking out for him while he visited Virginia.

24 posted on 03/25/2013 4:19:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Viennacon

“Might this increase his vulnerability in Virginia? He was polling well, but maybe this will hurt him. I hope so. Guy’s a bandwagon jumping SOB.”

He’s also the consummate politician. If he’s coming out in favor of gay marriage, that means his polls are telling him that Virginians already support it.

He’d never stick his neck out when he can lead from behind. That’s the “bandwagon” you reference.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 4:20:55 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: muawiyah

there are no secrets in DC. The political class and the MSM know what is going on.

the USSC only reads the NYT and watches MSNBC.

They don’t care about the united states of america.

just the incredible wonderfulness of being incredibly wonderful.

black robe fever on display.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 4:21:34 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ScottinVA

“I suspect the DNC has already been tipped off as to how the Supremes will vote on this issue. The dems have been given the OK to to go public with their support of what has already been decided.”

Quite the contrary. They haven’t even had arguments yet, nor questions, nor a vote, nor written opinions.

The purpose of all these “coming outs” (three US senators in two weeks) is to pressure the Supremes into voting the way the winds seem to be blowing.


27 posted on 03/25/2013 4:31:37 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: muawiyah

Oh, yes, good point. When I lived there, the media was fawning over him. He never did not wrong and if he had, they covered for him making him popular today.


28 posted on 03/25/2013 4:35:01 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: haffast

The RATS are stampeding.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 5:51:56 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: haffast

Please God may I never evolve to that region of darkness that sodomites live in.


30 posted on 03/25/2013 6:08:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: sleepy_hollow; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; ...

VA ping!


31 posted on 03/25/2013 6:21:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: ScottinVA

I doubt you will ever have a Republican Senator or Governor in Virginia again. Maybe in the next for years, but not after that.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 6:21:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: haffast

satan always overplays his hand.


33 posted on 03/25/2013 6:27:58 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: OldPossum

I share your concern, OldPossum. How ironic: they’re mocking God during Holy Week.


34 posted on 03/25/2013 6:31:53 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: haffast

Warner is a homo.


35 posted on 03/25/2013 6:35:32 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: haffast

Don’t you just love a guy with such strong moral convictions.


36 posted on 03/25/2013 6:46:21 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: haffast

So, what is Warner’s position on Polygamy and Incestuous Marriage?

Once you step in the quicksand with both feet, you sink.


37 posted on 03/25/2013 7:04:15 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: haffast

Oh, excellent!


38 posted on 03/25/2013 7:38:26 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: haffast

From a state that voted to ban civil unions.

Oddly, none of these politicians has dared to present a bill to repeal DOMA. They are all hoping the Supreme Court does it for them, so they don’t have to actually take a vote.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 7:46:41 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: matginzac

After reading other posts, let me clarify my “ excellent”....
I think/hope this puts the screws to him in his re-election because, as Prop 8 passed even in lib dim CA shows, even the Obozo phone cravers don’t buy into “gay marriage”.
Prop 8 is going down not because the people are against it but because it’s in the court system. Typical of libs when they don’t get what they want from the ballot box.
Now if only we had a party who stood a candidate who would have the guts to take it to Warner on his gay marriage stance. THAT’S where we lose...
Gutless wonders....


40 posted on 03/25/2013 7:47:42 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Viennacon
Might this increase his vulnerability in Virginia? He was polling well, but maybe this will hurt him. I hope so. Guy’s a bandwagon jumping SOB.

So many leftists have flooded into Virginia in the past 20 years I fear we will soon turn from a purple to fully blue state.

Like locusts, the liberals have destroyed their home states and have now moved into the functioning conservative states, where they will then vote for the same failed tax and spend (and social) policies that wrecked their former homes.

Liberals are too stupid to understand their faults and shortcomings and repeat their disastrous actions rather than learn from their mistakes. Too bad they have been schooled from their infancy to not have any critical thinking skills. You can't learn from your mistakes when you are not capable of seeing your mistakes through the rose colored lens of "self esteem."

41 posted on 03/26/2013 9:43:54 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: haffast

I am in mourning... for my father-in-law whose funeral I just attended in Virginia, my home, and for my home state of Virginia... Unbelievable that my “folks” would support this nonsense.


42 posted on 03/27/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT by lyby
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