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Retired naval officer calls for gay marriage in GOP platform
Wisconsin Gazette.com ^ | Aug 9 2012 | Wig

Posted on 08/09/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by scottjewell

A retired Navy captain is asking Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to support adding marriage equality to the GOP platform. McDonnell chairs the committee that will propose a platform at the national convention in Tampa later this month.

Retired Navy Capt. Joan Darrah, in a letter to McDonnell, said the freedom to marry is in keeping with the party’s ideology.

“If given the opportunity, we will testify in support of the inclusion in the Republican platform of both the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and the right of same-gender couples to marry and for those marriages to be recognized by our federal government,” Darrah wrote.

“Quite simply, these objectives correspond with the ideals of the Republican Party – opposition to government intrusion in people’s lives and a modern military that supports all service members and their families.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wisconsingazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; 2012rncplatform; doma; homosexualagenda; mcdonnell; navy
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To: cripplecreek

21 posted on 08/09/2012 2:35:21 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: scottjewell
Some ex-naval officer wants Republicans to support gay marriage? It's not like Republicans are going to do that.

Just about anybody can "call for" just about anything and it means nothing.

22 posted on 08/09/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by x
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To: scottjewell

Let’s see...the Captain’s period of active-duty service began well before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” during the days when recruits were questioned on their sexual identity and being gay was grounds for dismissal from service. I’m guessing the Captain lied back then, so she’s guilty of fraudulent enlistment (at a minimum). Too bad we can’t bring her back to active duty, charge her with that crime under the UCMJ and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in active duty and retired pay that she has received improperly.

Funny how that little legal technicality never makes its way into stories like this one.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 2:37:21 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL YIKES!!!


24 posted on 08/09/2012 2:38:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: donhunt
This clown doesn’t have a full seabag.

LOL!

And nothing but ballast between the ears.

25 posted on 08/09/2012 2:39:16 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: MagUSNRET

Pic at Post #14; yuk.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 2:39:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: scottjewell
"Retired naval officer calls for gay marriage in GOP platform"

I'm guessing it was Jimmy Carter or John McCain.

27 posted on 08/09/2012 2:39:31 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: scottjewell
No surprise that Darrah is a gay activist.

excerpt:

"The letter for Monday is from Lynne Kennedy, partner to Capt. Joan Darrah, U.S. Navy (Ret.). The couple has been together for 20 years this December."

Letters From Military Families on DADT

28 posted on 08/09/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: scottjewell
If the GOP goes queer, Oboma will win in a landslide. There's no way normal Americans will be able to hold their noses with something as vile as this.

There's no such thing as homosexual tolerance. It was a very successful public silencing campaign, but behind the voting curtain it's a different story. The fascists have no control over the voters minds in the privacy of the voting booth.

29 posted on 08/09/2012 2:42:16 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: scottjewell

Well they’ve already nominated a candidate who did more for gay marriage as governor than Obama did as president.

So why not go ahead and put in their platform what they stand for. For that matter, they could copy the democrats platform.
The GOP platform could just be a big “ME TOO!”.

Let the exodus of both parties begin to a real alternative.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 2:46:45 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: scottjewell

They’re everywhere. Sheesh!

It’s not about marriage. It’s a door for letting in any kind of depravity.
It’s been coming for years—drip, drip, drip.

0bama’s agenda—Divide and conquer. We see it in everything he does.
That’s the Alinsky way.

Make it stop!!!!


31 posted on 08/09/2012 2:47:44 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: DannyTN
Well they’ve already nominated a candidate who did more for gay marriage as governor than Obama did as president.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 2:48:23 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: donhunt
"This clown doesn’t have a full seabag."


Maybe he has another agenda...or a secret in his ditty bag.....


33 posted on 08/09/2012 2:51:33 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: scottjewell

I always knew there was something funny about squids.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 2:51:37 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cripplecreek

35 posted on 08/09/2012 2:56:12 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: VMI70
Here is a pic:

http://www.standingonthesideoflove.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Joan-Darrah-pictured-right-with-her-wife-Lynne1-300x214.jpg

Two shriveled old prunes.... makes me shudder to think about what they look like or do with each other.

36 posted on 08/09/2012 3:04:07 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: VMI70

They’re both wives?


37 posted on 08/09/2012 3:10:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Husbands??? We don’ need no steenking husbands!


38 posted on 08/09/2012 3:13:50 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And that will be the death of the GOP.

I'm with you, but the fact that Romney's candidacy didn't peter out months ago is cause for concern. The GOP, like the ELCA, appears prepared to embrace its demise.


39 posted on 08/09/2012 3:21:05 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: KC_Lion

Yep, going the way of the Whigs. Needs to be replaced by something close to the Tea Party concept.


40 posted on 08/09/2012 3:32:14 PM PDT by scottjewell
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