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Lisa Murkowski 'Evolving' on Gay Marriage (RINO alert!)
Politico ^

Posted on 03/28/2013 3:04:29 PM PDT by drewh

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’s joined the ranks of those whose views are “evolving” on the issue of same-sex marriage.

“I think it’s important to acknowledge that there is a change afoot in this country in terms of how marriage is viewed,” the Alaska Republican told the Chugiak-Eagle River Star on Wednesday. “The term ‘evolving view’ has been perhaps overused, but I think it is an appropriate term for me to use.”

She told the newspaper that she is reconsidering her views on gay marriage “very closely.”

Another Republican senator, Rob Portman of Ohio, last week said he was reversing course and announced his support for gay marriage after finding out that his college-age son is gay.

Murkowski has voted for constitutional amendments that define marriage as between one man and one woman. In October of 2010, she told a newspaper from the Anchorage Archdiocese, The Catholic Anchor: “I believe marriages should be legally defined as between one man and one woman. I have voted in support of efforts in the Senate to enact a Constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to one man and one woman only.”

“We have so many issues in this country to focus on that worry us, that I question why there is such focus on the simple right of people to love whom they will,” she added, voicing her concern for bigger issues, like the sequestration, as opposed to being hung up on marriages.

However, the lawmaker also told the paper that her actions on the issue will remain in sync with that of her constituents in Alaska, who voted to ban same-sex marriages in 1998. “It may be that Alaska will come to revisit its position on gay marriage, and as a policymaker I am certainly reviewing that very closely,” she said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 113th; homosexualagenda; murkowski
Eradicate all RINO's in Congress via term limits or primary elections!
1 posted on 03/28/2013 3:04:29 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Shocked, just shocked. /s


2 posted on 03/28/2013 3:06:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

Darwin’s fault?


3 posted on 03/28/2013 3:06:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: drewh

2 Timothy 3:1-17

Godlessness in the Last Days

3 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. 9 But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.


4 posted on 03/28/2013 3:08:26 PM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: drewh

this elitist should never have been in a republican senator.

Tell the RNC what you think and how they want us to ignore the first amendment and religious freedom or even our own views to accept homosexuals and their communist agenda\\

202-863-8500


5 posted on 03/28/2013 3:11:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: drewh

Perhaps i am wrong.... and will probably get flamed..

but....

where in the constitution does the right to regulate marriage granted to the federal government????

this is sooooooo much a 10th amendment issue that it pains me to read the crap written about it...

I have backed roberts as a federalist for years..

this issue will prove me right or wrong..


6 posted on 03/28/2013 3:12:10 PM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: drewh
These loser RINO pols always remind me of the scene in Red Dawn where Colonel Ernesto Bella sees the weasel town mayor agree to sell out his own people to the KGB and sarcastically remarks something to the effect that it is a "lucky flock to have such a shepherd".

We are the "lucky flock".

7 posted on 03/28/2013 3:14:46 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: manc
I can think of a good gop primary opponent!


8 posted on 03/28/2013 3:16:42 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

9 posted on 03/28/2013 3:21:02 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: drewh

I have noticed an a distinct absence of commentary from those pragmatic “republicans” who came out in support of murkowski when she ran against the legally elected republican nominee for senate. Of course they felt that Joe Miller was too radical. That was my last election in the state of AK as a registered republican. I feel vindicated by my decision.


10 posted on 03/28/2013 3:21:24 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: strongbow

Joe Miller was a helluva candidate. I was heartbroken to see him lose. :(


11 posted on 03/28/2013 3:26:43 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: drewh

Agree, Sarah, Col West, Lee, Michelle Bachmann, Cruz, Haley, the other senator from SC etc are the future of this country the and elitist or liberal tarians can take a flying jump into the Potomac river


12 posted on 03/28/2013 3:29:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: joe fonebone
Perhaps i am wrong.... and will probably get flamed..

but....

where in the constitution does the right to regulate marriage granted to the federal government????

I have to fully agree with you. The US Constitution doesn't say a word about it. I believe most state constitutions are silent as well. Unfortunately there are too many laws that have been created related to taxes and estates that relate to marriage. If we didn't have to deal with taxes and the government sticking in its nose into our business of dying, it wouldn't make any difference.

I am open to people trying to change my mind of this. I have the same problem with the federal government getting involved in abortion. That is a state issue to me, unless a wench has her legs divided between two states while having someone kill her baby.

13 posted on 03/28/2013 3:31:06 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: dfwgator

She must’ve found out that there was a SEVERE shortage of ten foot poles!


14 posted on 03/28/2013 3:31:13 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: drewh

Don’t these “public servants” have any principles? Guess not.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 3:33:12 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: drewh

I seriously doubt that this is a big issue in Alaska.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 3:35:06 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: drewh

Should be “Republican alert”

This is what the party has become.


17 posted on 03/28/2013 4:34:13 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: joe fonebone

Fedgov would settle any legal disputes between the states (interstate). Either explicitly mentioned in the Constitution or via cases through the federal court system.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 9:27:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: drewh

They all just fall into line. Both parties. The king changes his mind, or evolves, and all of his suck ups from former presidents to former vice presidents to current vice presidents to Senators to former Secretaries of State evolve .....and the list gets longer every day.


19 posted on 03/28/2013 10:54:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: drewh

“Evolving”= Code for “I’m saying nothing until I know for sure which way the wind is blowing”


20 posted on 03/29/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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