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Democratic Party to add gay marriage to platform
abc ^ | 7/30/2012 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 07/30/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT by tobyhill

The Democratic Party has added new language endorsing gay marriage in its platform draft, the Washington Blade reports. Sen. Harry Reid said in May that he believed the party would alter its platform in favor of gay marriage,

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012dncplatform; bho2012; gayvote; godgap; homosexualagenda; religiousleft; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 07/30/2012 10:25:36 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

SO DID THE GOP-E


2 posted on 07/30/2012 10:31:29 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: tobyhill
I am totally in favor of the Dems adding gay "marriage" to their platform.

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3 posted on 07/30/2012 10:32:37 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: tobyhill
Let's see... If you vote for Romney, you must be racist. So, if you vote for Obama, you must support pedophilia. Works for me!
4 posted on 07/30/2012 10:33:40 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: tobyhill

Great idea .... and bring in Barney Frank as the keynote speaker. We might not agree with everything Barney says, but we can surely all agree that Barney is one handsome dude !


5 posted on 07/30/2012 10:34:18 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: tobyhill

Great idea .... and bring in Barney Frank as the keynote speaker. We might not agree with everything Barney says, but we can surely all agree that Barney is one handsome dude !


6 posted on 07/30/2012 10:34:18 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: tobyhill

This should knock Romney in Israel off the front of Drudge


7 posted on 07/30/2012 10:34:18 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Sadly Not the Presidency It Seems)
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To: tobyhill
Good. All the normal heterosexuals can move over to our side. We'll gladly take those votes.

People in groups will pretend to be tolerant of the perverse (for fear of the liberal thought police), but in private - it's a different story. Inside that voting booth, there are no sicko activists to intimidate people into liberal obedience. People are allowed to truly speak their minds.

Yep. We'll take those voters, thank you.(The Chic Fil A's parking lots are LOADED with customers. These people will vote. )

8 posted on 07/30/2012 10:41:31 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: presently no screen name
Remind me again, what is the GOP-E?

I checked the GOP platform and it looks okay. Still voting third party for president, but will vote Republican for congress.

"Preserving Traditional Marriage

"Because our children’s future is best preserved within the traditional understanding of marriage, we call for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so that judges cannot make other arrangements equivalent to it. In the absence of a national amendment, we support the right of the people of the various states to affirm traditional marriage through state initiatives.

"Republicans recognize the importance of having in the home a father and a mother who are married. The two-parent family still provides the best environment of stability, discipline, responsibility, and character. Children in homes without fathers are more likely to commit a crime, drop out of school, become violent, become teen parents, use illegal drugs, become mired in poverty, or have emotional or behavioral problems. We support the courageous efforts of single-parent families to provide a stable home for their children. Children are our nation’s most precious resource. We also salute and support the efforts of foster and adoptive families.

"Republicans have been at the forefront of protecting traditional marriage laws, both in the states and in Congress. A Republican Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of states not to recognize same-sex “marriages” licensed in other states. Unbelievably, the Democratic Party has now pledged to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which would subject every state to the redefinition of marriage by a judge without ever allowing the people to vote on the matter. We also urge Congress to use its Article III, Section 2 power to prevent activist federal judges from imposing upon the rest of the nation the judicial activism in Massachusetts and California. We also encourage states to review their marriage and divorce laws in order to strengthen marriage.

"As the family is our basic unit of society, we oppose initiatives to erode parental rights.

9 posted on 07/30/2012 10:47:16 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: tobyhill

North Carolina just voted 61%-39% to ban gay marriage. Is there any swing state where this issue will help the Dems?

I think they may say they are going to do it and not actually do it.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 10:48:46 AM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: tobyhill

This will be the final straw for the few dim’s I know.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 10:50:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

I hope they go one better and consumate a fag marriage up on the dais. A prime time broadcast would be the best time too, with no tape delay.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 10:52:21 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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13 posted on 07/30/2012 10:56:50 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jane Long

Sure, the Dem are going to do this but once it’s through their Leftwingtard platform resolutions committee it will be FORCED GAY MARRIAGE.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 11:01:17 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

This is actually good news, Democrats have defined themselves as the gay party. I can’t believe that will help with fence sitters.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 11:06:27 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: tobyhill
Have the dims added Virgin sacrifice to their platform yet? Since the gop loves homosexual marriage... the dims will have to do us one better... so it makes perfect sense.

LLS

16 posted on 07/30/2012 11:12:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: FastCoyote
This is actually good news, Democrats have defined themselves as the gay party.

The question is, when were they NOT.

17 posted on 07/30/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Mouton
I hope they go one better and consumate a fag marriage up on the dais.

I'm going to need to go to an eyewash station just to get the sick image of such a thing out of my mind.

18 posted on 07/30/2012 11:14:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DannyTN

So by voting third party, you are for same sex marriage? Foolish. Please rethink!


19 posted on 07/30/2012 11:24:37 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: tobyhill

The Libertarian Party Platform and the Democrat party Platform both advance the radical left’s homosexual agenda.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 11:31:49 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: tobyhill


21 posted on 07/30/2012 11:38:11 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DannyTN

>Still voting third party for president, but will vote Republican for congress.

Obama loves voters that throw away their chance to vote him out by voting for people/parties that are meaningless except to the ego...

Its okay. I will do what is best for America - you do what you believe is best for you.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Obama loves voters that throw away their chance to vote him out by voting for people/parties that are meaningless except to the ego...

I don’t know that principles = ego. Pragmatism should never,IMHO, trump deeply held convictions.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 11:48:19 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Coldwater Creek
"So by voting third party, you are for same sex marriage? Foolish. Please rethink!'

No I'm voting against same sex marriage. Despite the republican platform, look at Romney's actions. There is a reason the Lamestream media pushed for Romney, they now have a liberal democrat nominated by both main parties.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 12:11:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

no matter how you sugar coat it, ANY third party vote is a defacto vote for Obama.

If you want the federal marriage amendment to end the homosexual nonsense, then you need to have a candidate with coattails that will bring in the senate and house in super majorities. The president is not a factor, other than the pulpit, in the voting.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 12:16:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: bill1952
"Obama loves voters that throw away their chance to vote him out"

See post 24.

I understand you. You are voting for the lesser of two severe evils, because you fear that voting for someone who represents your values will be a wasted vote. I don't think either candidate is good for America. So I'm voting for someone different.

If enough of us vote third party, then perhaps next election either the GOP will take us serious or our third party will continue to grow until the GOP is irrelevant.

26 posted on 07/30/2012 12:23:00 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: tobyhill

This is pretty blatant and an undeniable support of perversion to any libs who heretofore had been deluding themselves on where the Dems, as a Party, stand. I just can’t see how this could NOT cause a backlash. Maybe not a highly visible and massive one, but still a backlash of some kind. At the least, handled properly, it gives more ammunition in one on one debates with our friends and relatives who are not too far gone:
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“Aside from the horrendous economy, let’s talk about a couple of things at stake here...”
“The Dems officially support abortion on demand. Suppose we start with a physical description of abortion—what we are really talking about here?...”
“The Dems also officially support ‘gay marriage’. Suppose, again, we start with a physical description of gay sex—what we are really talking about here?...”
“So anyway, this is the party you support? Just askin’...”


27 posted on 07/30/2012 12:23:29 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: fidelis

Truth offends, and it especially offends those whose worldview is based on lies.

Describing the truth of abortion, or what homosexuality actually is, is very “offensive”. And when you offend with the truth, the left, like drug addicts or alcoholics, try to make YOU out to be the bad guy for telling the truth.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 12:26:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

If I can open the eyes of at least a few with the facts, I can live with that. I’m way past too old to care what people think of me when I stand up for the truth.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 12:33:42 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: longtermmemmory
"no matter how you sugar coat it, ANY third party vote is a defacto vote for Obama."

I'm indifferent between Obama and Romney. They are both uber liberals. There is no difference.

If you want the federal marriage amendment to end the homosexual nonsense, then you need to have a candidate with coattails that will bring in the senate and house in super majorities.

Based on Romney's actions as governor (see post 24) I see Romney vetoing a federal marriage amendment.

I don't see Romney as having any coat tails at all. And once he actualy starts revealing his true self, he is going to be a liability to the GOP.

History indicates that whichever party wins the Whitehouse, tends to lose seats in the following congressional elections. So if Obama wins in 2012, the GOP will advance in the House and Senate in 2014. If Romney wins in 2012, the Democrats will advance in 2014.

What's more, if Romney wins in 2012, he'll be the GOP nominee in 2016. It'll be 2020 before we can get even a moderate much less a conservative in the Whitehouse.

If Obama wins, you already have a house that is standing up to him a little. It would help if the GOP gains the senate, then and only then will the house be able to do much. The Supreme Court has stood up to Obama a little, they blocked the medicaid portion of Obamacare.

If Romney wins, you'll have establishment republicans rubber stamping any kind of liberal agenda in the name of GOP unity.

30 posted on 07/30/2012 12:39:06 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: unixfox

The MSM will not report this.

Those useful idiot union rank and file types will never know they have been sold into slavery to the village people.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: IamConservative

It seems to me that Obama and the Dems are promoting a lot if issues now for the sake of fundraising from their high dollar activist base (like gays and Hollywood).

Which has me worried about them possibly having an October Surprise up their sleves that they know will lead voters to ignore/forget the gay marriage and other Left extremism ... so long as the have enough money to saturate the airwaves when the Oct Surprise drops.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 12:46:27 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: DannyTN
Remind me again, what is the GOP-E?

Establishment.

I checked the GOP platform and it looks okay.

Then they have to change it if they are to be honest. When they selected Romney as their 'chosen' candidate - he represents what their platform is.

So either Romney has to step down as the imposter than he is or the GOP needs to add to their platform socialistic health and same sex marriage - otherwise they are misrepresenting themself.

Would you be a Republican if they were for same sex marriage, pro abortion, socialistic healthcare, gun grabbing YET they expect you to vote for it. - they didn't support THEIR OWN KIND, one who stood on their platform!

33 posted on 07/30/2012 3:25:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DannyTN

“If enough of us vote third party, then perhaps next election either the GOP will take us serious or our third party will continue to grow until the GOP is irrelevant.”

Nice. By the time that happens what kind of country do you expect to be living in? It won’t be recognizable, IMO.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: presently no screen name
"Then they have to change it if they are to be honest. When they selected Romney as their 'chosen' candidate - he represents what their platform is. "

Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't be Republican if Romney represented the whole party's values. Fortunately, it seems clear that there is a disconnect between the GOP and the GOP-E.

Rather than change platforms, I'd rather see the GOP change the GOP-E.

I'll still be voting Republican for Congress, though I'll be reviewing my candidates votes carefully. But I can't vote Republican for President.

35 posted on 07/30/2012 3:34:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

But it’s still the GOP and Romney initiated both same sex marriage and socialistic healthcare in MA - he doesn’t just agree with it. The GOP are frauds and misrepresentation themselves to voters.

Romney’s accomplishments do NOT line up at all with the GOP platform. Higher taxes/fees in MA, gun grabbing, appt of liberal judges = I could go on -

It’s more than just not voting for him - we have a party that deliberately chose a candidate totally opposite of their platform. Hope the delegates understand this.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DannyTN
once he actualy starts revealing his true self,

HE DID in MA!! Isn't that why he feels qualified to run - because he was governor. His record there is LIBERAL to the core!

37 posted on 07/30/2012 3:54:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: jagusafr

...I don’t know that principles = ego. Pragmatism should never,IMHO, trump deeply held convictions.

You can put that on the grave of America if you ever get that chance.
I will work to see that you never do...


38 posted on 07/31/2012 12:16:08 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: DannyTN
If enough of us vote third party, then perhaps next election either the GOP will take us serious or our third party will continue to grow until the GOP is irrelevant.

Dream on - because that is all that will ever come to.
A forgotten footnote in a forgotten dream.

39 posted on 07/31/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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