Skip to comments.GOPís Alan Simpson backs gay marriage in ad
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 youre 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.
Im a Republican, Simpson says. The partys basic core is, government out of your life and the right to be left alone.
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Or are they one and the same?
Michelle Malkin, here I come!
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.
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.
“if you love someone and you want to marry them, marry them”
Mommy? Puppy? Cheesecake? Spaghetti Westerns? Love them all dearly.
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.
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.
Great point! Has Simpson hear of Mozilla?
“live and let live approach to same-sex marriage”
You mean like the tolerance shown to Brendan Eich?
Total fraud. Not a Republican.
I like cheesecake..
Dementia's a bitch a'int it?
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.
The west has always been very libertarian—too libertarian in my opinion.
And not force you to accept things that are disgusting, perverse and against all of your moral standards as a Christian.
Sadly, he's right....This is the Republican Party today. GOP stands for "Gay Old Party."
If this isn’t the government’s business, why is the pro-sodomy Simpson insisting the government force sodomy down our throats?
I always thought he was a little squirrely.
“If this isnt the governments 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.
That means government should stay out of forcing businesses to cater to the sodomites.
Hardly a surprise.
Simpson has long been a degenerate POS.
The law that flooded the country with 5 million illegals-turned-citizens and killed the GOP in California.
Every republican was a conservative when Reagan was president. Most, like Alan here, became 'kinder and gentler' as soon as RWR retired.
I often call myself a small ‘l’ libertarian.
though I am too conservative to be a libertarian and too libertarian to be a conservative.
suffice it to say I am a large ‘C’ Constitutionalist.
Right. Once you get government involved you are opening pandora’s box.
The debate will never end and gays will always demand more “rights”. Government should just stay out or the damage will be irreversible. There should be no laws even mentioning the word gay, faggot or homosexual.
so you must be a Mormon cause she is already married.
maybe he lost it because Simpson-Bowles got ignored ...apocalyptic ramifications too much to bear so run to the left so you’re in line for the lifeboats.
Any takers? Just squeezing out a thought.
Specter of inevitable economic catastrophe can really mess people ( who truly understand its inevitable) up.
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.[Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST by xzins]
With all due respect, libertarianism is about enforcement, not morality.
By the power formerly vested in him by the state of Wyoming...
Government should just stay out?
I bet your happy as hell that DOMA and DADT have been repealed, aren’t ya?
I bet you wish FedGov would butt out of marriage too letting the State allows quuer marriages too, if they want.
Tells us. Are you for abortion too?
<==== DUmp is that way.
Libertarianism is about UNENFORCEMENT. Bordering on immoral anarchy.
translation - he needs more money and is not getting it elsewhere.
I don't see anything inherently wrong with that.
What about my sister? What not, HATER?!?
Maybe he had one inserted.
Simpson is 82. Time for the home.
Eh....Simpson likes to hear himself talk. He sits in his house and reads the dictionary out loud.
Not a “conservative”. Republicans left the rails some time ago.
Government can’t ban gay marriage. Every ban is getting struck down by the courts. Right now government is promoting and encouraging gay marriage.
If you want government to stay involved you are either for gay marriage or you are delusional about what’s going on.
|“The party’s basic core is, government out of your life and the right to be left alone.”
I don't see anything inherently wrong with that.
You do when you see the natural result of that thought:
A repeal of DADT, DOMA, and allowing queers in the military for starters. Then you add in laws granting special rights for the pervs. Then there is the backlash against Christians and normal conservatives with Brendan Eich being the latest target.
Look; the government has ALWAYS had a moral and social voice in our laws and if you take that value away we will fail.
Admit it. You WANT the states to allow queer sex marriages if the voters so decide.
The moron doesn’t get that as these obsessively selfish pairings mature and fall apart in strife, and/or the children born or adopted out of these “unions” grow up, they’ll be so dysfunctional as to need more government, not less.
“You WANT the states to allow queer sex marriages if the voters so decide.”
That’s Ted Cruz’s position:
“the federal government has tried to re-define marriage, and to undermine the constitutional authority of each state to define marriage consistent with the values of its citizens.”
From a constitutional standpoint, marriage should be regulated at the state level. But my personal opinion is that government should not be involved at any level. I look to the Catholic church for my definition of marriage, not to government.
The problem isn’t the sex act... it’s that gays are turning their brand of sexual activity into a political movement.
To do that they need people who allow them to pretend to be victims...
If we look at how much money gay’s make - or their power base - it’s obvious they’re NOT victims. When they can fire CEO’s for believing in traditional marriage they’ve crossed the line into thuggery... we can fight back but not in the way we’ve been fighting. They’ve turned our tactics into recruitment posters.
With the ultimate goal of destroying all vestiges of Western Judeo-Christian Civilization.
Had Simpson been pro-life, he, not Dan Quayle, was GHWB’s supposed choice for VP in 1988.
Actually WY wanted him again, but he bowed out in 1996.
Well, it’s only fair. Marry any or all of your siblings if you want to. Heck, mom and dad too! And maybe the nice widower down the street. He’s lovable.
Not sure what the argument would be against it.