Skip to comments.Veteran Republican senator: Marriage equality ‘is the new conservative position’
Posted on 03/27/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT by redreno
Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), a Vietnam veteran who served in Congress for more than two decades, said Tuesday on Current TV that the movement for marriage equality is much like the movement for racial equality, and confidently declared that the Republican Party is now in the process of making the right to marry the new conservative position.
The main thing that caused me to change my mind was my work with veterans groups, he told Viewpoint host John Fugelsang, explaining that hes worked with a gay couple who want to marry and have a family.
Its something like in World War II, we had the African-American veterans who fought, but when they got home they couldnt vote, Pressler added. So now-a-days we have gays in the military we had gays in the military before, but now we have openly gay people in the military when they come out we tell them they are not entitled to this civil right.
(Excerpt) Read more at rs ...
Pressler a Republican? Last I checked, he endorsed BHO for president.
Gay Mafia Money Busy Republicans as easy at it buys Democrats.
Larry Pressler, whose loss to Tim Johnson in 1996 left us one vote short on a balanced budget amendment. We really don’t need his opinion.
At this rate, every Republican in DC will be in favor of Gay Marriage by the end of June.
So they are going to ensure every man has a cute wife?
He is an idiot. He is a RINO. He is not a Republican.
Meaningless politico rhetoric. Republicans have no conservative credentials anymore.
Thank God this sick bastard is gone from the senate.
Like hell, you degenerate scumbag.
I hate to break this sad news to him, but nature discriminates too. Even if they pretend to marry, they will only be able to pretend to have a family.
But he’s a Vietnam vet who nursed sick puppies back to health on his lollypop ranch for the poor before serving in the senate.
I’d like to say I’ve left the Republican party. The truth is, the party has left me.
Another fabulous “republican” showing his fabulous reasoning. Certainly the coming divide in the Republican party over gay marriage will be fabulous for democrats. The idiocy of it all is mind boggling, people are going batsh*t nuts every day before our eyes. It is quite a sight to behold.
Gays can`t reproduce with gays.
Ergo, there is no such thing as marriage equality cos the evidence supports Male and Female marriages as more powerful and therefore superior to gays getting together.
Ergo if the former is superior, then the latter must be inferior by essence and comparison -
Conclusion: Superior and Inferior by definition cannot be equal.
Ergo "Gay marriage" is an oxymoron. =thus the term "gay marriage" is a falsehhood, a lie.
It’s time for people to catch on to the fact that RINO=Republican=RINO.
Time for a new party—and yes, I know how hard that is.
Pressler said he voted for Ubama in 2008 and endorsed him again in 2012.
Pressler is a scumbag with no clue about “conservatism”.
This is an effort to avoid the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Cool story bro.
Also, isn’t ‘new’ + conservative + position an oxymoron?
Didn’t a cop bust him for trying to smoke human cigars in a an airport bathroom?
Speak for yourself, chump.
There is move afoot to have folks pay higher insurance premiums, if they are overweight, smokers or drinkers. Maybe they should have homosexuals pay more for their risky sexual behaviour which can lead to AIDS.
He means the “libertarian” position, not the “conservative” position.
Sorry Senator, same sex marriage isn’t a conservative position-it’s a republican one. There’s a big difference.
What an insult to those who truly put their lives on the line during the Civil Rights movement, to equate discrimination based on a characteristic, with that of one's behavior.
I was a WW II veteran and I couldn't vote. I got in at 18 and out before I was 21.
At this rate, every Republican in DC will be in favor of Gay Marriage by the end of June
The politicians will. They all have their fingers up in the wind. Or up some fruits butt.
The rank and file will not. Hopefully the new party gets kicked off soon. I sure am ready for i.
Getting a bit tired of being double crossed and sold out.
Sorry, my husband took the last one ;)
We’ve been voting for these pukes entirely unaware who they are. We’ve pulled the “R” because that was supposedly better than the “D”.
Every candidate in the future is going to have to prove a very long record of support for life, natural family, natural marriage, and natural lifestyle for me to support anyone ever again.
And, once you open the door to that, who can say no to threesomes, harems of 60, or even inter-species marriage?
The government, by wading into this mess, has shown that it is utterly incapable of defining marriage at all.
I don’t care how hard it is. I will never vote for anyone for anything who supports homosexual “marriage”. NEVER. And I won’t vote for anyone who has a homosexual child.
“Aagghh, they’re coming out of woodwork!”
LOL. Oh, how the media NOW love to say "A Vietnam veteran..." after the media attacked the Vietnam vets over and over again for years.
Now because a guy is a Vietnam vet AND IS SPEWING LIBERAL CRAP, then he is suddenly a hero.
Sorry, Larry, you're wrong. Being pro-sodomy is not conservative.
Another “Wide Stance” Republican.
He is a Republican....just not a Conservative
“This is an effort to avoid the Federal Marriage Amendment.”
They won’t have to make much of an effort; that’ll never pass now. Not in either house of Congress, nor the required 38 states.
Fifteen years ago, maybe. But public opinion has swing so far we’ll never see it. DOMA was our opportunity, but we took the easy way out and will now watch that get tossed out by SCOTUS.
They are trying to turn marriage into a meaningless joke. If two men can marry, why not three men? Why not allow man and animal to marry? A man and a dog have as much business getting married as two men. Our society is really sick.
Glad to see the word "former." Equating perverse rights to civil rights is specious reasoning.
Those who support same sex marriage are placing a transient popular culture above protecting the health and safety of the people.
Gay politicians + gay family members + gay staffers + threats of blackmail + general discord and rancor at home and in the office = new conservative position
Unfortunately, they have largely succeeded which is why I favor getting government out of the marriage business completely.
What a plan.
Pressler was one of the more notoriously dumber members of Congress. He once accidentally opened the door of a closet and went in and stayed there for several minutes before coming out.
You go girl but I got married 22 years ago so did we both do well?
Pressler is an idiot (family friend) and not really a conservative. He never has been.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.