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Murkowski becomes third Republican U.S. senator to back gay marriage
Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | June 19, 2013 | Yereth Rosen

Posted on 06/19/2013 6:32:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska publicly backed gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the third Republican senator to do so as she spoke out ahead of potentially landmark rulings from the Supreme Court on the issue.

Murkowski, 56, wrote in an essay posted on her Senate website that her decision was swayed, in part, by meeting a lesbian couple from Anchorage, one of whom was in the National Guard, who had adopted four children.

"This first-class Alaskan family still lives a second-class existence," Murkowski said in her essay.

Her announcement comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a challenge to California's ban on gay marriage and a separate lawsuit targeting a provision of federal law that denies same-sex couples certain benefits.

She joins Republican Senators Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois who earlier this year joined dozens of Democratic senators who support gay marriage. Twelve of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage.

Public opinion polls show a majority of Americans believe gay couples should have the right to wed, and Murkowski said in her essay that her decision was consistent with attitudes of "more and more Alaskans," especially the young.....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 113th; doma; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; murkowski; rino; romney; romneymarriage; samesexmarriage; sodomhusseinobama
Of course she did.
1 posted on 06/19/2013 6:33:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 06/19/2013 6:35:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
her decision was swayed, in part, by meeting a lesbian couple from Anchorage, one of whom was in the National Guard, who had adopted four children.

Oh big hairy assed deal. Hell one of my oldest friends is gay and I don't support gay marriage and neither does he. He's also not real fond of gays adopting children either.
3 posted on 06/19/2013 6:37:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just what we wanted: another RINO going the gay way.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 6:39:39 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pathetic wretch. This old hag has been a RINO since day one. She’s more of a joke than Susan Collins.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 6:40:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She probably wants to marry an Eskimo gal.


6 posted on 06/19/2013 6:43:00 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Murkowski was formally not Republican.


7 posted on 06/19/2013 6:45:20 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
8 posted on 06/19/2013 6:47:34 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Murkowski becomes third Republican U.S. senator to back gay marriage

Describing Murkowski as a republican is like describing Obama as an American.

9 posted on 06/19/2013 6:47:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My support for the legalization of organized crime was in part a result of breaking bread with Tommy Lucchese one night at Carmines.

You can understand my position, can’t you Lisa?


10 posted on 06/19/2013 6:48:18 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmm. I wonder if I was wrong to leave the republican party back in 2004...


11 posted on 06/19/2013 6:53:10 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

Hmmm. Major typo in the headline and article. It refers to that socialist hag Murkowski as a “Republican U.S. senator” I don’t recall her being elected to the Senate as a Republican. I could have sworn that Republicans nominated Joe Miller and this witch ran against him.


12 posted on 06/19/2013 6:54:03 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: cripplecreek

In other news, The Bible is still against homosexual marriage...you may win PC points by being PC but I am not sure you get any points by opposing the Almighty’s plan for one man and one woman to leave his father and join togeher in Holy Matrimony
Freegards
LEX


13 posted on 06/19/2013 6:54:26 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: mohresearcher

Just what we wanted: another RINO going the gay way.


Hate to break it to you, but the CONSERVATIVES that claim to be Republicans are now the RINO’s.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 6:54:43 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Who said I oppose God?


15 posted on 06/19/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did anyone think this evil old harpy would do anything else?


16 posted on 06/19/2013 6:57:29 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks John Cornyn.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 7:00:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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"This first-class Alaskan family still lives a second-class existence"

First Class family, made up of two sex deviates?

This crap is sooooooo disgusting (promotion/pandering for the sex deviate vote, and the Progressives' intentional destruction of the Nuclear Family).

18 posted on 06/19/2013 7:00:24 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She wants Bush to finally be able to marry Putin.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 7:00:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I always thought of Alaska as a conservative state. Actually a very conservative state.

How in the world did she get elected there? There had to be massive voter fraud but that doesn’t seem to bother Republicans, they always just roll over and play dead when it comes time to fight.


20 posted on 06/19/2013 7:00:43 PM PDT by yarddog (There Are Three Things That Remain--Faith, Hope, and Love--and,the Greatest of These is Love..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Murkowski is Eskimo for..... sleeping with dogs.


21 posted on 06/19/2013 7:02:34 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: mohresearcher
Just what we wanted: another RINO going the gay way.

In a statement released a little later, she further explained her shift, rooting it in the libertarianism that has become popular among some elements of the GOP. “If there is one belief that unifies most Alaskans — our true north — it is less government and more freedom. We don’t want the government in our pockets or our bedrooms; we certainly don’t need it in our families.”

22 posted on 06/19/2013 7:03:27 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats elected Murcowski, she is not a Republican.


23 posted on 06/19/2013 7:03:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Murkowski, 56, wrote in an essay posted on her Senate website that her decision was swayed, in part, by meeting a lesbian couple from Anchorage, one of whom was in the National Guard, who had adopted four children. “

How “Rob Portman” of her.


24 posted on 06/19/2013 7:05:44 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Yosemitest

Thank you. The truth is a beautiful and sacred thing.

LLS


25 posted on 06/19/2013 7:11:40 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: mohresearcher

I’d always thought of her as a scrawny guy


26 posted on 06/19/2013 7:22:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LibLieSlayer

Don’t thank me. Thank God.


27 posted on 06/19/2013 7:50:33 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: cripplecreek

Senator Murkowski opposes God...not you unless you agree with her and since you are a Freeper I doubt you agree with her...just saying
Freegards
LEX


28 posted on 06/19/2013 7:56:29 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is just a spoke in the wheel....as we ride our bikes towards tyranny.

There are too many things for us to fight..too many “fronts”.

We need to pick one and overcome it.

Gay marriage only hurts those who approve and indulge in it. We should have bigger fish to fry. We can take care of social decay when the country is safe.

Like that will happen....

29 posted on 06/19/2013 8:47:18 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: cripplecreek

The Murkowski family needs to be purged from the Republican party in Alaska. They are corrupt and she is as Fugly on the outside as she is ugly on the inside. She’s nothing but a Democrat.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 8:54:17 PM PDT by liberty or death
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Alaska can sure pop out them ‘good lookers’ unfortunately, she isn’t one of them. Go Sarah, go Sarah, Go Sarah, GO!!!


31 posted on 06/19/2013 9:04:56 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Gay State Conservative

Those people, with those expressions, look like they are from New York... Are they?


32 posted on 06/19/2013 9:09:48 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lisa Murkowski...


33 posted on 06/20/2013 12:19:28 AM PDT by GraceG
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I do every day... many times... but you also deserve credit for posting it.

LLS


34 posted on 06/20/2013 3:59:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: headstamp 2
In that region they're called klondykes.
35 posted on 06/20/2013 4:02:33 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GraceG
About angry women like Lisa Murkowski , leave them alone.
Don't give them money, don't vote for them, don't speak to them.
For it is written:
36 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:14 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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