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 ...
Thanks, I did not know this.
These third party pushers trying to push a third party.
Makes me think they’re 0bots.
Mr. McDonnell .... go straight to hell.
And it might as well be dead.
I guess “Butch” didn’t get the RINO memo about the “truce” on social issues....
Our next Secretary of Defense?
We Army guys always referred to the Navy as squids. But actually I have a lot of respect for all branches of the military service and their members.
That's the problem with Mr. Etch-a-sketch. One moment he's campaigning for governor promising gays he will offer more support for their causes than Ted Kennedy. The next he's supporting a constitutional amendment defending marriage. Then he's personally rolling out gay marriage, when he didn't have to.
Which candidate demanded Boy Scouts accept gays in leadership positions? Romney
Who named a well known gay activist as a key spokesman? Romney
Who put a gay activist in a leadership role in the Department of Education? Obama (two peas in a pod if you ask me)
Keyes: Romney responsible for same-sex marriage fiasco
Mitt Romney pushed through same-sex marriage all by himself, in the absence of any authority or requirement to do so, having a complete misunderstanding of his role as governor and of the significance of the courts opinion, said Keyes."
Romney did more for Gay Marriage nation wide as Governor of Mass than Obama did as President. I can't vote for either.
Keyes needs to do more research.
The SC ruled, the citizens put forward an intitiative petition to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and the legislature blocked the proposed amendment from being placed on the ballot. Without the constitutional amendment, the SC ruling stands.
"Standing today with Governor Romney in support of the Protection of Marriage Amendment, which would allow the voters of the Commonwealth to determine the definition of marriage in Massachusetts, were Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap, Archdiocese of Boston; Bishop George Coleman, Diocese of Fall River; Bishop Robert McManus, Diocese of Worcester; Dr. Roberto Miranda, Chairman, VoteOnMarriage.org; Kris Mineau, President, Massachusetts Family Institute; a bi-partisan group of state legislators and other Amendment supporters from government and the private sector."
June 28, 2006 For Immediate Release VoteOnMarriage.org Eric Fehrnstrom 617-725-4025 | Office of Governor Mitt Romney
Romney could have still waited on the legislature. He didn’t have to do what he did.
And he certainly didn’t have to support the Gay Pride parade or tell the boy scouts they should put gays in leadership positions or say same sex couples should be able to adopt.
In light or Romney’s record, saying he supported a constitutional amendment is just another etch-a-sketch moment that means nothing in light of his actions.
For a group that comprises about 2% of the population, these people will just not STFU! Geez!! I really don’t care what you want to do to each other. I just do not want to hear about it!
Sure, he could have gone rogue and ignored the Supreme Court's decision, in just the same way Obama is choosing to ignore laws he doesn't like.
I know many conservatives argue just that. But if one supports the point of view that the Executive Branch should selectively enforce laws for political reasons, then basically the Rule of Law becomes irrelevant, and will eventually give way to anarchy.
If this keeps up, I'll be tempted to hide in the closet myself, just to get a break from their endless, narcissistic harangues.
But if I understand it right there was no Supreme Court direction to Romney to do anything. What he did was illegal and morally wrong.
Then you look at his other actions and you see a pattern of supporting homosexuality.
Romney's appointments to the Mass Supreme Court were extremely liberal. I don't know if they were made before or after the Mass SC ruling, but I wouldn't be surprised if his appointments didn't contribute to that ruling.
"The Supreme Judicial Court today became the nation's first state supreme court to rule that same-sex couples have the legal right to marry.
"We declare that barring an individual from the protections, benefits and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts constitution," Chief Justice Margaret Marshall wrote in the 4-3 decision.
The ruling won't take effect for 180 days in order to allow the Legislature "to take such action as it may deem appropriate in light of this opinion," the court ruled in its 50-page decision. Since the SJC is the ultimate authority on the state constitution, however, the Legislature cannot overturn today's decision -- nor would the US Supreme Court agree to interpret a state's constitution."
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney not only failed in this regard, he appointed a number of very liberal, if not radical, living, breathing-minded judges to the bench, Barber said.
Two that come to mind were extreme homosexualists Marianne C. Hinkle and Stephen Abany, he said. They both had a long history of pro-gay activism, yet Romney didnt hesitate to put them on the bench.
Romney didn't make any Supreme Court appointments.
30 out of 36 appointments he made were at district & magistrate levels.
His stated criterion: "strict construction, judicial philosophy"
OK, read the article.
Who are these extremists he appointed? Any other names?
No denying the two mentioned in the article sound pretty bad.
But they constitute 5% of total # of appointments. Obviously trying to throw a political bone to the weirdos on the left.
Impossible to imagine him appointing similar types to the US Supreme Court if he had any desire to be re-elected.
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