Skip to comments.Gay G.O.P. Candidates Feature Partners in Ads
Posted on 06/20/2014 8:30:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Richard Tiseis new campaign ad offers a scene of domestic bliss.
The ad, set to appear in a glossy color brochure on Saturday, features a smiling Mr. Tisei with his arm around his beaming spouse at their wedding reception this year.
And while such familial images have become a staple of modern campaigns, the decision by Mr. Tisei an openly gay Republican running for Congress to feature his husband, Bernie Starr, in the ad is a sign of how quickly views are changing on same-sex marriage and the broader tableau of gay rights.
I think people need to know who I am and what Im all about, Mr. Tisei said. Im obviously proud to be married to Bernie, and Im proud to be a Republican.
For gay candidates, talking openly about a partner or loved one let alone showcasing them in an ad has traditionally proved tricky. And the Republican Party has been struggling to adjust to the growing acceptance of same-sex marriage.
But this cycle, three gay Republicans running for Congress Mr. Tisei in Massachusetts, Carl DeMaio in California and Dan Innis in New Hampshire are featuring their significant others in campaign ads, a first for a gay congressional candidate from either major political party.
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Gays are republicans like Gays are presbyterians, methodists & catholics. They are there to remake the institution in their image.
I think people need to know who I am and what Im all about, Mr. Tisei said.
Uuuummmmm, yeah, what you are all about - butt sex.
That I agree with. I know who Mr. Tisei is and what he's all about.
If your Gay just be Gay and don’t go an extra mile to stick it in peoples faces
.... And the RNC wonders why I stopped giving ....
Yes and the GOP speeds up its pace in the march toward extinction
Northeastern republicans, whether they are gay or straight are liberal democrats at heart.
Anyone falling for this guy most likely voted for Obama too.
No, they are there to destroy the institution of marriage.
ah yes campaign manager for Willard in 2012..
Will bosom buddy and father of same sex marriage Willard be giving away the bride ???
New York Times,eh? With any luck at all someday one of Manhattans main landmarks will be called Pravda Square.
I wonder if they’re “proud” to be a genetic dead-end?
Since these creeps are running in fag states, they might stand a chance. In any sane district, they’d be booed off the ballot.
NO THANK YOU!
We reaaaaaaly need a federal marriage amendment.