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GOP Senator Collins says she supports gay marriage
AP News via Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014

Posted on 06/26/2014 4:24:23 AM PDT by Kaslin

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday announced her support for gay marriage for the first time after getting an endorsement from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization in her bid for re-election.

"A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that decision," the Maine Republican said in a statement issued after several news organizations made inquiries.

Collins joins three other GOP senators who have said they support gay marriage: Illinois' Mark Kirk, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski and Ohio's Rob Portman.

She had been criticized for keeping her view to herself until Wednesday. Campaign spokesman Lance Dutson says she's consistently said the decision rests at the state or local level. She has twice voted against proposed constitutional amendments to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:24:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Of course she would.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:25:03 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

I’m Shocked.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:29:25 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kaslin

And the hits just keep coming!

Just another useless old fossil ready for the tar pits. All this tells me is that her internals must yield trouble ahead. Even further evidence dolts like her know nothing about physics.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:29:32 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Kaslin

Better get used to it. 20 years from now the GOP will be claiming that marriage equality was their idea.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:29:35 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Kaslin

Such a wonderful and noble cause....its like hooking up their wagon to the back of a garbage truck.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 4:32:53 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Kaslin
What do these folks have in common:
  1. They are part of the GOPe
  2. They are US Senators
  3. They are RINOS
  4. ALL of the above

7 posted on 06/26/2014 4:34:04 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: mazda77
her internals must yield trouble ahead.

Her internals include a lot of loud emails from me.

8 posted on 06/26/2014 4:35:49 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: Kaslin
Oh, how special! Susan Collins is on the cutting edge of cool.
9 posted on 06/26/2014 4:38:00 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin

Our GDP is minus 2.9% , Baghdad may soon fall into terrorist’s hands, our borders are being overrun by illegals, the IRS is knee deep in corruption, we’re $17+ trillion in debt, veterans are being abused by the VA, and this senator is worried about same sex marriage?

This is what is wrong with Washington.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 4:40:35 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Kaslin

I oppose all laws that coerce private choice. Hence I must oppose all so-called equal opportunity legislation.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Kaslin

The Ultimate Supreme Court of Heaven will have the final say on the matter.This support for the perversion of the Almighty’s will and design for marriage will end up in an ash heap of worthless soot. What foolishness by so many dupes.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 4:43:02 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I gave up sending her emails long ago. Nothing about her I can stand including her voice.

As for the gay issue, she’s always been for it.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 4:43:57 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: upchuck

Dang, why did your list end up so short?

McCain
Graham
Hatch
McConnell
Cochran
Cornyn
Rubio
Alexander
Ayotte
Chambliss
Corker
Flake
Isakson
Murkowski
Shelby
Thune
Toomey

The there are those on the fence.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 4:45:21 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

Thank you for expanding the list. It’s obvious that even if we take the Senate in Nov, it’s not gonna be all rainbows.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 4:51:07 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: tflabo

It will indeed


16 posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:36 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: mazda77

What good are Senators anyway?
We can survive just fine without them but they desperately need us yet they lord it over us as well. They get fabtabulous all expenses paid country club benefits and their ultimate goal is to leave in the stiff, horizontal position. Buncha robber barons and they treat us like serfs.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 4:56:26 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: b4its2late

Yeah it shouldn’t be any surprise. All you have to do is check with which party she votes most the time. She needs to be voted out in November


18 posted on 06/26/2014 4:58:58 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Can a politician be forced out of a party? She does not represent anything conservatives stand for. She is a complete liberal. She needs a “D” after her name.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 5:03:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: tflabo
What good are Senators anyway?

Caligula did have one good idea regarding senators and horses.

20 posted on 06/26/2014 5:04:54 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“I gave up sending her emails long ago. Nothing about her I can stand including her voice.”

Ever time I see her speaking it reminds me of a dog trying to eat peanut butter.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 5:10:26 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Kaslin

So, what else is new?


22 posted on 06/26/2014 5:10:30 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m only surprised because I thought she “came out” and supported it a long time ago. What took her so long? Waiting for the endorsement???


23 posted on 06/26/2014 5:41:09 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Wolfie

On the day that the GOP formally supports abortion or gay “marriage,” they will lose my vote forever. I won’t support a candidate or a party that embraces such evil.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 5:45:34 AM PDT by Shadowfax
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To: Kaslin

O course she does! Very soon she will support man-boy, man-sheep, man-horse, man-dolphin, man-worm relationships!


25 posted on 06/26/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: All

GOP = Generally Other Progressives


26 posted on 06/26/2014 6:38:21 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell (My only sexual confusion is why I ain't getting any)
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To: Kaslin

Calling Pvt Pyle...


27 posted on 06/26/2014 6:38:31 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Kaslin

Ohio’s Portman was publically against homo marriage, until his son “came out”; thereafter, old two-faced Portman was for it.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:10:08 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Kaslin

It would be awesome to see her get the boot. No difference between her and a dem other than helping decide who is in the leadership or not.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 8:35:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Kaslin

The Betty Rubble of the Senate. That is what I think of every time I have the misfortune of hearing her screechy voice.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Screechy voice? I don't who you listened to, but it sure can not have been her. She talks very slow, but her voice is definitely not screechy. Listen to her, here she is talking about Alzheimer's disease

Senator Susan Collins Speaks at Alzheimer's Forum about NAPA

31 posted on 06/26/2014 12:04:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Wonderful. Does she support the weaponization of the IRS? The caliphate being born in the Middle East? My RTKABA? Hillary Clinton for POTUS?


32 posted on 06/26/2014 12:05:45 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Peter ODonnell
Tell me what members of your 3rd party could and would do what you want them to. Be realistic and stop dreaming
33 posted on 06/26/2014 12:08:55 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Wrong choice of words on my end. I still maintain she sounds like Betty Rubble :)


34 posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:44 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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