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GOPís Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad
Politico ^ | 04/07/2014 | KATIE GLUECK

Posted on 04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, a Republican, is making the case for a “live and let live” approach to same-sex marriage in a new television ad buy targeting Western states, just as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to take up the issue later this week.

“Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them,” Simpson, of Wyoming, says in the spot.

The six-figure buy, sponsored by the pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry, is slated to start airing on Tuesday on national cable channels, as well as locally in Wyoming, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Those states are within the geographic jurisdiction of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing a gay marriage case concerning Utah on Thursday, and is set to take up another one involving Oklahoma later this month — the cases could ultimately reach the Supreme Court.

“I’m a Republican,” Simpson says. “The party’s basic core is, government out of your life and the right to be left alone.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Kentucky; US: Oklahoma; US: Utah; US: Wyoming
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1 posted on 04/08/2014 5:54:52 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
“I’m a Republican libertatian,” Simpson says. “The party’s basic core is, government out of your life and the right to be left alone.”

Fixed it.

Or are they one and the same?

2 posted on 04/08/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: GIdget2004
if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them,”

Michelle Malkin, here I come!

3 posted on 04/08/2014 5:59:11 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: GIdget2004
Go back to sleep Alan. The homos haven't used the 'live and let live' canard for decades.

They're far beyond that and well into 'kiss our *ss or we'll throw you and your family out into the street, breeder' territory now.

4 posted on 04/08/2014 5:59:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: GIdget2004

From Wikipedia bio: “In 2001, Simpson became Honorary Chairman of the Republican Unity Coalition (RUC), a gay/straight alliance within the Republican Party.”

In other words, he’s been a gay activist for many years. Probably did his share of foot tapping in men’s restrooms during his political career.


5 posted on 04/08/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: GIdget2004

“if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them”

Mommy? Puppy? Cheesecake? Spaghetti Westerns? Love them all dearly.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 6:05:54 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: GIdget2004

Freedom to Marry? I didn’t know marriage was illegal. Should I let my youngest son marry his wagon? States got different ages for marriage, so if a 15 year old married an 18 year old is that pedophilia? Some states can let you marry at 15.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 6:06:58 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: GIdget2004
'basic core' of the GOP is to get 'government out of your life.

Then stop the government from trying to define marriage. Give to Caesar that which is Caesar's and give to God that which is God's.

8 posted on 04/08/2014 6:08:39 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: skeeter
The homos haven't used the 'live and let live' canard for decades.

Great point! Has Simpson hear of Mozilla?

9 posted on 04/08/2014 6:10:40 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: GIdget2004

““live and let live” approach to same-sex marriage”

You mean like the tolerance shown to Brendan Eich?


10 posted on 04/08/2014 6:10:48 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: GIdget2004

Total fraud. Not a Republican.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 6:12:40 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rightwingcrazy

I like cheesecake..


12 posted on 04/08/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: GIdget2004
30 years ago this guy was a pretty decent conservative.

Dementia's a bitch a'int it?

13 posted on 04/08/2014 6:15:35 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Viennacon
"Total fraud. Not a Republican."

From the best I can tell, Alan Simpson is a 'John McCain' Republican. That, or the only time the media ever pays attention to him is when he doesn't tow the party line. Hell, what IS the 'party line' anymore? If someone asked me what a "Republican" is, I honestly wouldn't know what to tell them or have a good answer.

14 posted on 04/08/2014 6:19:57 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: GIdget2004

The west has always been very libertarian—too libertarian in my opinion.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: GIdget2004
“I’m a Republican,” Simpson says. “The party’s basic core is, government out of your life and the right to be left alone.”

And not force you to accept things that are disgusting, perverse and against all of your moral standards as a Christian.

16 posted on 04/08/2014 6:24:09 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow
“I’m a Republican,” Simpson says.

Sadly, he's right....This is the Republican Party today. GOP stands for "Gay Old Party."

17 posted on 04/08/2014 6:25:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GIdget2004

If this isn’t the government’s business, why is the pro-sodomy Simpson insisting the government force sodomy down our throats?


18 posted on 04/08/2014 6:30:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004

I always thought he was a little squirrely.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 6:31:35 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: SoFloFreeper

“If this isn’t the government’s business”

Exactly. Government should just stay out. Perverts will still be perverts whether gay marriage is legal or not. The debate over this issue is a waste of time.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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