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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: scottjewell

The GOP has set up a website asking people for suggestions for the party platform. I’ve noticed the neo-dems, otherwise known as Mitt’s minions, have already infested the site asking for the pro-life plank to be dropped and gay marriage to be allowed. If any conservative here wants to contribute and let the GOP know how they feel (and tell Mitt’s socialist supporters to take a hike), here is the website:

http://www.gopplatform2012.com


51 posted on 08/09/2012 4:01:10 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

Thanks for that Waryone.


52 posted on 08/09/2012 4:25:16 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: grobdriver

It’s not a man; it’s just another homosexual woman pushing her disease on the rest of us.


53 posted on 08/09/2012 4:30:17 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: scottjewell

Should be a Rear Admiral....


54 posted on 08/09/2012 4:36:32 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: Bigg Red

I took note of that too. A dyke.


55 posted on 08/09/2012 4:36:59 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“Joan” . . . .LOL


56 posted on 08/09/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: scottjewell

Rum, Sodomy and the Lash...


57 posted on 08/09/2012 4:42:57 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: scottjewell

I would say Up yours Captain!, but he might like it.


58 posted on 08/09/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: scottjewell

and to think that for a moment I thought he night make a decent VP candidate....he’s dead to me now


59 posted on 08/09/2012 4:56:03 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

What’s with these queers? Can’t these sodomites find a closet????


60 posted on 08/09/2012 5:01:01 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: scottjewell
The 1, maybe 2% of the population who identify themselves as homosexuals can get bent. Don't dictate to the other 99% that your perverse lifestyle should be accepted, because it never will. If homosexuals keep pushing their agenda, they better expect some blowback from people who will not put up with their abhorrent behavior.
61 posted on 08/09/2012 5:04:12 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: savagesusie

Thanks, I did not know this.


62 posted on 08/09/2012 5:23:43 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: x

These third party pushers trying to push a third party.

Makes me think they’re 0bots.


63 posted on 08/09/2012 5:35:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: scottjewell

Mr. McDonnell .... go straight to hell.


64 posted on 08/09/2012 6:19:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Jim Robinson

And it might as well be dead.


65 posted on 08/09/2012 6:20:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: scottjewell

I guess “Butch” didn’t get the RINO memo about the “truce” on social issues....


66 posted on 08/09/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: Bratch

Our next Secretary of Defense?


67 posted on 08/09/2012 9:28:24 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Little Bill

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.


68 posted on 08/10/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BlatherNaut
"Romney supported the proposed Constitutional Amendment in Massachusetts defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. This is an easily verifiable fact. "

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)

2002 Romney flier promotes 'gay' rights

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 court’s 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.

69 posted on 08/10/2012 8:45:27 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
“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 court’s opinion,” said Keyes."

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

70 posted on 08/10/2012 11:43:42 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Romney could have still waited on the legislature. He didn’t have to do what he did.


71 posted on 08/10/2012 11:52:49 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


72 posted on 08/10/2012 11:55:24 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: scottjewell

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!


73 posted on 08/10/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: DannyTN
Romney could have still waited on the legislature. He didn’t have to do what he did.

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.

74 posted on 08/10/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Batman11
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!

No kidding.

If this keeps up, I'll be tempted to hide in the closet myself, just to get a break from their endless, narcissistic harangues.

75 posted on 08/10/2012 12:58:43 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
If I understand it right, there was no law Romney had to enforce. This was between the Supreme Court and the Legislature. The Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to change the law. And the Legislature didn't do it. In the vaccum, Romney seized the opportunity to drive through gay marriage.

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.

76 posted on 08/10/2012 1:13:14 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
This article sums it up:

"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."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/11/18/sjc_gay_marriage_legal_in_mass/

77 posted on 08/10/2012 2:40:04 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
"And the legislature didn't take action. So Romney did, even though there wasn't a law on the books that allowed him to."

Romney judicial record: Liberals running wild

“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 didn’t hesitate to put them on the bench.”

78 posted on 08/10/2012 2:53:06 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
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.

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"

79 posted on 08/10/2012 2:54:31 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: DannyTN

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.


80 posted on 08/10/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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