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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.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; 2012rncplatform; doma; homosexualagenda; mcdonnell; navy
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Ugh :-(
1 posted on 08/09/2012 2:17:41 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

... and the Mittens-ization of the party proceeds apace.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 2:19:16 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

And that will be the death of the GOP.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 2:20:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: scottjewell

This clown doesn’t have a full seabag.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 2:20:41 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: scottjewell

Clearly a Democrat-Obama plant who wants to knock the social conservatives completely out of the election.

Particularly now that so many African-American clergy are speaking out against Obama because of his ‘evolution’ towards ‘gay marriage.’


5 posted on 08/09/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Maybe the thought of a gay marriage plank at the Tampa RNC will awaken Mitzi and make him go anti-gay marriage?


6 posted on 08/09/2012 2:22:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Remove him from the committee. Period.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: scottjewell
Retired naval officer calls for gay marriage in GOP platform

It would be political suicide.

8 posted on 08/09/2012 2:23:30 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Jim Robinson; cripplecreek
Cue the Funeral Music!

It's already here.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5693/ripk.jpg

9 posted on 08/09/2012 2:23:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: scottjewell
Retired Navy Capt. Joan Darrah, in a letter to McDonnell, said the freedom to marry is in keeping with the party’s ideology.

Methinks perhaps Joan was retired from the Navy on a section 8.

10 posted on 08/09/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Log Cabin Republicans announced yesterday that they are part of the process on the platform this time as well.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 2:26:14 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: scottjewell

He’s just mad “Don’t ask, don’t tell” outlasted him.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell

Another one irked at the failure of the Chick-Fil-A “kiss-in”?


13 posted on 08/09/2012 2:27:11 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: scottjewell

Here is a pic:

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


14 posted on 08/09/2012 2:27:40 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: scottjewell
Clueless O turd.

This man is no shipmate of mine.

15 posted on 08/09/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: upchuck
Methinks perhaps Joan was retired from the Navy on a section 8.

Or a Section Q

16 posted on 08/09/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: DuncanWaring

Make that She/her.

Misread “Joan” as “John”.

Most inconvenient.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 2:28:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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