Skip to comments.Retired naval officer calls for gay marriage in GOP platform
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 partys 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 peoples lives and a modern military that supports all service members and their families.
(Excerpt) Read more at wisconsingazette.com ...
Just about anybody can "call for" just about anything and it means nothing.
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.
And nothing but ballast between the ears.
Pic at Post #14; yuk.
I'm guessing it was Jimmy Carter or John McCain.
"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."
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.
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.
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 yearsdrip, drip, drip.
0bama’s agendaDivide and conquer. We see it in everything he does.
That’s the Alinsky way.
Make it stop!!!!
I always knew there was something funny about squids.
Two shriveled old prunes.... makes me shudder to think about what they look like or do with each other.
They’re both wives?
Husbands??? We don’ need no steenking husbands!
Yep, going the way of the Whigs. Needs to be replaced by something close to the Tea Party concept.
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