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  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/17/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 105 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Mark
    Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage Sen. Mike Enzi, her GOP primary opponent, opposes it by David Mark Editor-in-Chief Liz Cheney, 2014 Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. • AP There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in...
  • GOP rep with gay son: I’m still a no on gay marriage (Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona)

    04/01/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via NRO, Rob Portman was criticized by gay-marriage supporters for reconsidering his stance on SSM only after it affected him personally. This guy, naturally, will be criticized harshly for not reconsidering his stance after it affected him personally. His choice of words is interesting, though. Not only does he not think that his son chose to be gay, he uses a term more often heard from gay-rights supporters when he says he hasn’t “evolved” to the point of supporting SSM. More backstory via WaPo: Salmon voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and for a ban on gay adoptions in...
  • S. E. Cupp Withdraws from CPAC in Support of Same-Sex Marriage (video)

    02/26/2013 1:18:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 202 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Following in fellow MSNBC co-host Chris Hayes’s footsteps, the network’s conservative pundit S. E. Cupp has withdrawn from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month over the issue of same-sex marriage and the exclusion of GOProud. Cupp announced her decision to back out on The Cycle earlier this afternoon.
  • Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights

    01/07/2013 7:09:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    WaPo via HuffPo (URL link in 1st post below) | 1/7/2013 | Staff
    Chuck Hagel's Record On Gay Rights 1996: ... says he would have voted for the Defense of Marriage Act 1999: ... opposes repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy 2005: ... Hagel calls on the [Nebraska] court to reverse its decidsion, complaining the court had overridden Nebraska voters who opposed gay marriage Chuck Hagel's Apology: Too Little, Too Late Log Cabin Republicans ...
  • Cantor Urges Tolerance On Gays, Muslims

    07/23/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7-19-2012 | John Stanton
    In an interview with BuzzFeed, a top Republican leader says the GOP needs to be “the party of inclusion.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Thursday urged his party, and the nation, to guard against intolerance on issues ranging from gay marriage to the role of Muslims in the government, arguing the country’s diversity of opinion and acceptance are part of America’s basic fabric. “There can’t be some kind of monolithic opinion handed down from the government or a political party. I don’t think we’re monolithic beings,” Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said in an interview with BuzzFeed. ... But many Republican...
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays

    05/25/2012 1:15:11 AM PDT · by Bratch · 33 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | May 15, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    WASHINGTON — A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn’t always show it. While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting. “It’s an exponential change from a few years ago,” said former Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe. “It’s happening, and it’s going to continue to...
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays (barf alert)

    05/16/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | May 16, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    WASHINGTON -- A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates - and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn't always show it. While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting. "It's an exponential change from a few years ago," said former Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe. "It's happening, and it's going to continue to...
  • The Gay Old Party?

    05/09/2012 4:55:24 AM PDT · by Wolf13 · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 5-9-12 | Daniel Allott
    President Obama and his lieutenants aren't the only ones whose views on same-sex marriage are "evolving." Republicans -- including prominent conservative office-holders, pundits and activists -- are increasingly endorsing key parts of the gay-rights agenda. What do former Vice President Dick Cheney, Governor Chris Christie, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Governor Sarah Palin, columnist Ann Coulter and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist have in common? They're all prominent conservatives, and they've all made overtures to the gay community. Cheney publicly endorsed gay marriage years ago. In January, Christie appointed New Jersey's first openly gay Supreme Court justice. Priebus has...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives

    05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/01/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives. In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says: I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes...
  • Romney's letter of support to the Log Cabin Club (So-called "Republican" gay group)

    03/12/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | October 6th, 1994
    To the members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts: I am writing to thank the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts for the advice and support you have given me during my campaign for the U.S. Senate and to seek the Club's formal endorsement of my election. The Log Cabin Club has played a vital role in reinvigorating the Republican Party in Massachusetts and your endorsement is important to me because it will provide further confirmation that my campaign and approach to government is consistent with the values and vision of government we share. . . . . . ....
  • How do we prevent homosexual morality’s USA becoming an ancient Greek man-boy culture of sex?

    01/17/2012 11:58:25 PM PST · by John Roco · 82 replies
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | January 17, 2012 | John P. Roco
    The gay agenda is pervasive; ‘it is everywhere:’ Brokeback Mountain, La Cage aux Follett, Log Cabin ‘republicans,’ democratic party powerhouses, numerous library books- all seemingly unstoppable. It is almost as if Kinsey, who wanted to ‘push the envelope,’ won- with his ‘observations’ of sexual behavior of his college students, and in depth interviews of homosexual pedophiles. Kinsey is the one who came up with the continuum of sexual preference from gay to straight- seemingly through his intense observations of the results of sexual abuse on male minors by his pedophiles. But how do we stop this immorality? This nation, the...
  • ‘Log Cabin Republicans-’Gay Republican Patrick J. Lott tapes male nude children in Catholic school

    12/29/2011 2:43:08 PM PST · by John Roco · 32 replies
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | December 29, 2011 | John Roco
    The ‘Log Cabin Republicans’ boasts of being instrumental in removing ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ from the military. How boastful is this gay group, formed 30 years ago- for the sole purpose of advancing the gay agenda by infiltrating the GOP Republican party and representing itself as ‘gay republicans-‘ of the behavior of someone who all major newspapers conveniently omits as a ‘gay republican?’ The word ‘gay’ cannot, by some silent decree amongst the plethora of liberal news outlets, be associated with anybody who has done anything close to being wrong to any male children, adolescents, students or adoptees. Omission of...
  • Gay Marriage Effort Taps GOP Strategists (NY State GOP Insiders)

    04/22/2011 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/22/11 | Jacob Gershman
    In the midst of a re-energized campaign by Gov. Andrew...a trio of Republican consultants is...[pushing] for passage. The Gill Action Fund, a national group with an expansive donor network, has recruited lobbyist Michael Avella, a former chief counsel to ex-Senate majority leader Joe Bruno and current leader Dean Skelos, and John McArdle, a consultant who ran GOP Senate communications under Messrs. Bruno and Skelos.
  • AUDIO, VIDEO: Kevin Cotter condemns anti-gay attacks on opponent Toni Sessoms

    10/26/2010 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Tea Roll · 4 replies
    The (Central Michigan) Morning Sun ^ | 10/25/10 | Mark Ranzenberger
    The Republican candidate for 99th District Michigan House has condemned an independent robocall attacking his Democratic opponent for the fact that she's gay. "A phone call funded by the American Family Association went too far, in condemning the personal life of my opponent," said GOP candidate Kevin Cotter. "This type of behavior disgusts me, and I cannot denounce it strongly enough." A recorded telephone call from a man identifying himself as Gary Glenn, who is the president of the Midland-based American Family Association of Michigan and the chairman of the Campaign for Michigan Families political action committee, was made to...
  • Pentagon to comply with court order to end 'don't ask, don't tell'

    10/15/2010 2:24:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 14, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar and Ed O'Keefe
    The Pentagon announced Thursday that it will comply with a court order to stop enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays from serving openly in the military, even as the Obama administration asked a federal judge to delay implementation of the ruling. Officials say they need time to institute new policies to ensure that the change won't affect combat readiness or morale. The administration has said it will appeal the ruling to the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. In the meantime, "the Department of Defense will of course obey the law," Col. Dave Lapan,...
  • Judge orders military to stop enforcing 'don't ask, don't tell'

    10/12/2010 2:36:55 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 47 replies
    CNN International ^ | Oct. 12, 2010 | Adam Levine
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, effectively ending the ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' permanent injunction orders the military "immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced" under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The judge, a Clinton appointee based in the Central District of California, previously ruled that the policy regarding gays serving in the military violated service members' Fifth Amendment rights to due process and freedom of speech, but had delayed...
  • Reporters Freak as Ann Coulter Meets Gay GOPers

    09/30/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT · by Grim · 365 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/30/2010 | Lisa De Pasquale
    I’ve attended dozens of Ann Coulter speeches over the years. They’ve been on college campuses, donor events, and conferences with thousands and thousands of people. It’s a common occurrence for reporters to lie about the event in order to suit their narrative and image of Coulter. But, after reading about an event this past weekend I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” I was fortunate to be a guest of Coulter’s at a New York City cocktail party where she gave a short speech and did Q & A with GOProud, a group of conservative-minded...
  • The GOP's dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base (RINO ALERT)

    09/28/2010 7:47:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-09-28 | Perry Bacon Jr.
    When Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) agreed to attend a fundraising dinner in Washington for the Log Cabin Republicans, many social conservatives were outraged. The group has long urged the GOP to be more accepting of gay rights, and some Republicans worried that the appearance by Cornyn, a party leader in Congress, would further legitimize its views. The senator not only attended the Log Cabin event at the Capitol Hill Club last Wednesday, he also accepted an award from the group, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to do so. After his speech, though, the group's president, R. Clarke Cooper, privately told Cornyn...
  • Obama seeks to curb ruling on gays in military

    (Reuters) - The Obama administration sought Thursday to strictly limit the reach of a recent court decision striking down the U.S. military rule that bans openly gay men and women from serving in the armed forces. The administration's stance, revealed in papers filed in federal court in California, came two days after the U.S. Senate blocked legislation that would have repealed the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell." President Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on a promise of a full repeal, and that vow has emerged as a big political issue for the gay and lesbian community before congressional...
  • Cornyn defends decision to speak to gay Republican group

    09/16/2010 2:12:35 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 52 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2010
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn is defending his decision to speak at an upcoming meeting of the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization of gay Republicans. In a letter faxed yesterday to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, a socially conservative group, Cornyn said he believes in "working together where possible" with other Republicans, even when he may disagree with them. As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Cornyn is charged with electing as many Republicans as possible to the Senate. He has been under attack in recent weeks from some hardline conservatives who believe that he has recruited too...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Natl. Dinner Wash. DC Sept. 22, 2010 (RINO Cornyn is attending) (BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2010 5:44:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    Log Cabin Republicans National Dinner Washington, D.C. September 22, 2010 With special guests: Sen. John Cornyn*Rep. Pete Sessions Join us this September 22nd for Log Cabin Republicans' National Dinner in our nation's capital. Confirmed speakers include National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Senator John Cornyn* (R-TX), National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Representative Anh 'Joseph' Cao (R-LA), Representative Charles Djou (R-HI), Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, Daily Caller Publisher Tucker Carlson and Nick Herbert MP, Minister of State for Justice/Police (UK). (snip) *Senator Cornyn will be attending...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • A Trojan horse in the GOP camp...(GAYSTAPO AGAIN)

    07/12/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT · by TaraP · 9 replies
    One News ^ | July 12th, 2010
    A political activist and pro-family leader says a radical homosexual group is trying to infiltrate the Republican Party in order to render it less effective in standing up for policies like the ban on homosexuals from military service. On July 13, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips will hear the lawsuit brought by homosexuals who call themselves the Log Cabin Republicans as they challenge Clinton's longstanding policy of "don't ask, don't tell," which bars homosexuals from openly serving in the military. Congress is already working on the legislation to repeal the actual 1993 law that declares homosexuality is incompatible with military...
  • No Tea Parties in Log Cabins

    04/29/2010 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 609+ views
    http://www.cityweekly.net ^ | 04-29-2010 | Jesse Fruhwirth
    It's doesn't fit the narrative coming from FoxNews where Tea Party rallies are the top story in politics this year, but Log Cabin Republicans have shown new influence in Utah politics in ways never seen before. At a recent debate, the organization hosted six of eight Republican senate candidates--or their representatives--including incumbent Bob Bennett, an impressive feat for a Utah organization that focuses on queer issues. To avoid overestimating their impact, however, note that the organization will not issue a formal endorsement of any candidate for fear that it would hurt rather than help the endorsed candidate. Nevertheless, 2010 may...
  • "I'm Gay," Says Sen. Roy Ashburn (R-CA)

    03/08/2010 4:16:24 PM PST · by Justaham · 46 replies · 183+ views
    sfist.com ^ | 3-8-10
    Anti-gay Republican Senator Roy Ashburn -- the man who was arrested last week on a DUI charge after visiting Sacramento gay bar Faces -- confirmed today that he is, in fact, a homosexual. Sacramento Bee reports that the Senator, who has been on leave since his arrest, told KERN radio host Inga Barks in an interview this morning these simple words: "I'm gay." Ashburn went on to say, "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long." Explaining his vile voting record against gay, Ashburn explained that "his votes were a reflection of how the...
  • California GOP Lawmaker Roy Ashburn Says He's Gay

    03/08/2010 1:12:10 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 73 replies · 598+ views
    CBSNews ^ | 03-08-2010 | Brian Montopoli
    Roy Ashburn, the conservative California state senator who was arrested last week for drunk driving after reportedly leaving a gay bar, has acknowledged that he is gay. CBS13 reports that Ashburn made the announcement to a radio station where he used to host a talk show. "I'm gay," he told radio host Inga Barks, according to the Sacramento Bee. "Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long."
  • Ryan Sorba booed off CPAC stage for anti-homosexual remarks

    02/19/2010 7:35:34 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 1,168 replies · 22,575+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | Feb 19, 2010 | Donald Borsch Jr.
    Ryan Sorba, from the Young Americans for Freedom organization’s California chapter, was booed off the stage tonight at CPAC, for deriding CPAC’s choice to have GOProud attend CPAC, even going so far as to say he “condemns CPAC”. Not the sort of thing one would say when invited to speak at the biggest gathering of Conservatives who look to CPAC for guidance and networking.
  • Log Cabin Republicans Responds to State of the Union Address (demand legalizing homosex in military)

    01/28/2010 5:27:43 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 79 replies · 1,517+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Charles T. Moran
    President Obama’s address to the nation tonight provides a stark contrast to the reality that all Americans – not just gays and lesbians – are living,” comments Terry W. Hamilton. “The increasingly dominant role of government in the daily life of gays and lesbians under President Obama’s leadership has done nothing but put our community in jeopardy – from his support of the Estate Tax, instructing his Administration to defend the failed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in court, to stifling small business development across the nation, all Americans should take heed to his overarching promises that are long on...
  • Announcement (Matthew Berry officially announces his candidacy for Congress in VA-08)

    01/14/2010 1:49:26 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Berry2010.com ^ | January 14, 2010 | Matthew Berry
    Today, I am officially announcing my candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th District. Twelve months ago, I never would have imagined that I would be taking this step; my life’s ambition has not been to hold elected office. But over the course of the last year, I have watched with growing dismay as the federal budget deficit has hit a record $1.4 trillion, unemployment has reached ten percent, and Congress has moved ever closer to passing a disastrous health-care reform bill. In Washington today, it sometimes seems that the answer to every problem is more, more,...
  • Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC

    12/21/2009 12:14:29 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 300 replies · 14,222+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12-21-09
    The founder of the website "Free Republic", Jim Robinson, has joined a growing boycott of the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) due to a homosexual activist group sponsoring the event. GOProud, a group that advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for homosexuals, is listed as a sponsor of the event at CPAC's website. Mr. Robinson has joined a number of conservative activists including Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, and Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of...
  • CPAC and GOProud - strange bedfellows

    12/17/2009 5:17:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 535+ views
    One News Now ^ | December 16, 2009 | Jim Brown
    A spokesman for the American Family Association says a Republican homosexual activist group doesn't belong at a popular conservative political conference in February. The homosexual activist group GOProud, an offshoot of the Log Cabin Republicans, boasts on its website that it will be a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on February 18-20. Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, says taking part in CPAC "is one of the most important things [GOProud] will do all year," and affords the homosexual activist group "an incredible opportunity to deliver [its] message." GOProud advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of...
  • Log Cabin Republicans say they have GOP sponsors for anti-discrimination bills

    11/16/2009 7:21:03 AM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies · 836+ views
    KSL.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2009
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A gay rights group says it is securing Republican support in the Utah state Legislature for anti-discrimination laws. The Deseret News reports members of the Utah Log Cabin Republicans, a gay and lesbian political group, say two bills granting gays extra rights in Utah will have GOP sponsors when they go before the Legislature in the 2010 session. The group is not saying who those sponsors are. One of the measures is similar to an ordinance approved in Salt Lake City that states gay workers can't be fired because of their sexuality. The Deseret News reports...
  • VIDEO: Log Cabin Republicans Mock Military, Corrupt Children at Chicago ‘Gay Pride’ Parade

    07/11/2009 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 64 replies · 2,931+ views
    http://americansfortruth.com ^ | July 7th, 2009 | americansfortruth.com
    Are these the values that will draw voters to the GOP? WARNING: Crude language, inappropriate for children
  • Republican Staff Choice Shows GOP Isn't Ready to Move Forward on Gay Marriage

    05/20/2009 9:17:57 AM PDT · by steve-b · 30 replies · 899+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 5/20/09 | Bonnie Erbe
    If you were trying to find a staff lawyer in Washington, D.C. who could automatically turn off party moderates and push the GOP further into its social issues cave, you'd have to look long and hard. Not Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-al.) though. He found one in record time after taking over the ranking Republican seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. From the Legal Times: The new chief Republican counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a blog post last month in which he linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia, according to a Web site that has since been taken down. The...
  • Log Cabin Republicans 2009 National Convention (Steve Schmidt on CSPAN, RINO ALERT)

    04/19/2009 8:09:07 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 18 replies · 593+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 4-20-2009 | Steve Schmidt
    LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS 2009 National Convention & Liberty Education Forum National Symposium Steve Schmidt, McCain Campaign Senior Adviser and Schwarzenegger Campaign Manager will share his thoughts on the 2008 election and analyze how the Republican Party can win again.
  • Meghan McCain: A new gay icon?

    04/18/2009 6:32:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,048+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-04-19 | Patrick Gavin
    The Log Cabin Republicans are holding a convention in Washington, D.C. this week and weekend to discuss the future of the Republican Party and how gay Republicans can feel at home within it. POLITICO caught up with Terry Hamilton, the group's chairman, and interviewed him about whether it's easier to be a gay Republican or a gay Democrat, if the Republican Party is becoming more accommodating of gay conservatives, and whether Meghan McCain — who speaks Saturday at the convention's closing dinner and who has passionately encouraged the GOP to support gay marriage — has become a hero for Log...
  • Log Cabin splinters as gay conservatives exit

    04/15/2009 10:49:18 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 28 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | S. A. Miller
    A faction of gay conservative activists will launch a new group Wednesday to rival the Log Cabin Republicans, the longtime home of the party's gay fringe. A couple of former Log Cabin staffers broke off to form GOProud, a new political advocacy group, amid complaints the older organization was aligned too closely with liberal gay and lesbian causes and failed to provide an effective voice in Washington for gay Republicans. Former Log Cabin policy director Jimmy LaSalvia, who will be GOProud's executive director, said LCR local groups continue to do great work at the city and state level, but there...
  • Meghan McCain: GOP Should Support Gay Marriage

    04/13/2009 12:09:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,447+ views
    WNBC-TV ^ | April 13, 2009 | Leanne Ta
    Meghan McCain, daughter of former presidential hopeful John McCain, said she supports gay marriage and lashed out against anti-gay Republicans in her blog on The Daily Beast today. "People may always have a difference of opinion on certain lifestyles, but championing a position that wants to treat people unequally isn't just un-Republican. At its fundamental core, it's un-American," she wrote. The mini maverick declared her support for same-sex marriage and urged more Republicans to embrace the gay and lesbian community -- a move she thinks is "vital to the future success of the party." "Sometimes, gay Republicans are regarded in...
  • Memo to the GOP: Go Gay (Meghan McCain Speaks to Log Cabin Republican National Convention)

    04/13/2009 10:29:26 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 44 replies · 1,403+ views
    This week, I will be speaking at the Log Cabin Republicans' national convention in support of the gay community and its role in the future of the Republican Party. Of all the causes I believe in and speak publicly about, this is one of the ones closest to my heart. The Log Cabin Republicans’ mission "is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians." The group is centered on core Republican values, such as limited government, individual liberty and responsibility, an economy based in free markets, and a strong national defense....
  • Gay Republicans split (insert own jokes)

    04/10/2009 9:50:48 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 22 replies · 935+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/10/09 | Ben Smith
    A dissident faction of gay conservatives is launching a rival group to the traditional voice of gay Republicans: the Log Cabin Republicans. GOPROUD, the new 527 group, will launch next week, according to a media advisory. The contact given for the group is Christopher Barron, a former Log Cabin political director who broke with the group. "Essentially, there's no voice for gay Republicans or gay conservatives in particular in D.C. right now. Log Cabin has been completely and totally absent here in D.C. for months and months," Barron said. "It has simply moved way too far to the left and...
  • Log Cabin under Democratic control? - Rich Democrat, Tim Gill, is dictating GOP group’s direction

    03/02/2009 4:22:00 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 28 replies · 915+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | February 27, 2009 | Chris Johnson
    The amount of money that the Gill Action Fund has contributed to the Log Cabin Republicans — about one-third of its total budget in some years — is raising questions about Democratic influence over the GOP organization and its search for a new president. Tim Gill, founder and chair of Gill Action, is widely known for funding the campaigns of pro-gay politicians, many of them Democrats. He’s a wealthy entrepreneur and founder of Quark who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to various Democratic causes and candidates, including to the campaigns of Sens. John Kerry, John Edwards and Chris...
  • Homosexual Republican Group Calls Pro-Family Activists "Domestic Terrorists"

    02/25/2009 5:12:26 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies · 1,221+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | ATLANTA, Georgia, February 24, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Tuesday February 24, 2009 Homosexual Republican Group Calls Pro-Family Activists "Domestic Terrorists" By Kathleen GilbertATLANTA, Georgia, February 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A homosexualist Republican group is lobbying GOP chairman Michael Steele to turn a deaf ear to pro-family activists, who the group leader labeled in a letter "Anti-American" and "domestic terrorists." James Ensley, President of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans (LCR), made the comments after the pro-family group, Americans for Truth, petitioned Steele to work to return the GOP to its conservative roots and protect true marriage."I want to urge you not to allow small biggoted [sic], anti-American and anti-Christian fringe...
  • McCain insiders to speak before homosexual activists

    02/24/2009 12:13:59 PM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 781+ views
    One News Now ^ | 2/24/2009 | Jim Brown
    Two individuals who were intimately involved with John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign will be addressing an April gathering of homosexual activists in Washington, DC. Meghan McCain, the 24-year-old daughter of former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, will be among the featured speakers at the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, a homosexual activist group.
  • 'Gays' put 'terrorist' label on Christians

    02/21/2009 4:04:34 AM PST · by Man50D · 26 replies · 941+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 20, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A leader of a homosexual faction of Republicans is lobbying the new party chairman, Michael Steele, to ignore the suggestions of a pro-family Christian group to support traditional marriage, because the Christians are "terrorists." The attack comes from Jamie Ensley, president of the Georgia "Log CabinRepublicans," who also compared the Illinois-based Americans for Truth to Germany's Nazi party. Ensley's comments followed a request by Americans for Truth that the GOP rebuild its conservative base by defending a definition of marriage limited to one man and one woman. Now Peter LaBarbera, chief of Americans for Truth, says Republicans who seek a...
  • McCain Daughter to Address 'Log Cabin' Group

    02/17/2009 7:26:09 PM PST · by Big_Monkey · 52 replies · 1,232+ views
    ABC News, The Note ^ | 02/17/09 | Teddy Davis
    John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, 24, has agreed to headline the annual convention of the Log Cabin Republicans, a GOP group which advocates on behalf of gays and lesbians. "Her willingness to reach out to organizations like ours shows her commitment to growing the Republican Party," Log Cabin convention manager Christian Berle told ABC News. "The title of Meghan McCain's speech is 'Winning the Next Generation -- How can the Republican Party attract more young voters.'" Joining Meghan McCain at the conference will be Steve Schmidt, her father's top 2008 strategist. The topic of Schmidt's address is "Moving Forward." The...
  • Log Cabin Republicans 'not a worthwhile exchange'

    02/17/2009 2:22:53 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 24 replies · 609+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/17/2009 7:00:00 AM | Jim Brown
    A conservative activist group is urging the new chairman of the Republican National Committee to refrain from courting homosexual activists within the GOP. Illinois-based Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is calling on socially conservative Republicans to call or write new party chairman Michael Steele and ask him not to promote the agenda of the Log Cabin Republicans, a homosexual activist group. Log Cabin praised Steele's election last month, saying the former Maryland lieutenant governor "believes in a big tent GOP" and "is an inclusive leader who will bring a new energy and a new vision to the GOP at a...
  • Log Cabin Republicans 'not a worthwhile exchange'

    02/17/2009 7:39:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 61 replies · 1,202+ views
    One News Now ^ | 2/17/2009 | Jim Brown
    A conservative activist group is urging the new chairman of the Republican National Committee to refrain from courting homosexual activists within the GOP. Illinois-based Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is calling on socially conservative Republicans to call or write new party chairman Michael Steele and ask him not to promote the agenda of the Log Cabin Republicans, a homosexual activist group.
  • VA Homosexual group to lobby in Richmond, Jan 27 BARF ALERT

    12/29/2008 7:32:44 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies · 535+ views
    Make a contribution today! Help Stop Workplace Discrimination Write to your Delegate and Senator today and urge them to support legislation that will help stop workplace discrimination. xxxxxx, Please plan now to join us in Richmond on January 27, 2009 for Equality Virginia's annual Lobby Day. The Family Foundation is saying that they are expecting to turn out "hundreds" for their lobby day a week earlier. Help Equality Virginia show its strength and your unrelenting commitment to change laws and lives by registering now for this event. You'll have the opportunity to meet other advocates from around the state, learn...
  • State employee pleads guilty to passport snooping (Obama)

    09/22/2008 8:25:53 PM PDT · by red flanker · 44 replies · 984+ views
    Zdnet News ^ | September 22, 2008 | Richard Koman
    Former State Dept. employee Lawrence C. Yontz, 48, pled guilty before a U.S. magistrate to illegally accessing hundreds of passport files, including those of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. He didn’t access Sarah Palin’s passport file, presumably because she obtained a passport for the first time last year. According to the Justice Dept.: In pleading guilty, Yontz admitted that between February 2005 and March 2008, he logged onto the PIERS database and viewed the passport applications of approximately 200 celebrities, athletes, actors, politicians and their immediate families, musicians, game show contestants, members of the media corps, prominent business...
  • Gay friend knows a better McCain [McCain OK, Republicans another hatemongering story]

    09/10/2008 3:51:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 193+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9/10/2008 | John Nichols
    ST. PAUL -- Last week's Republican National Convention heard plenty of testimonies to John McCain's character. Indeed, while the frenzy over Sarah Palin's selection as the party's vice presidential nominee may have dominated media coverage of the gathering of the Republican clan, almost every speech from the podium -- including Palin's own -- vouched for the honor and decency of the party's presidential candidate. Most of the speeches were predictable recitations of the senator's military record, topped with equally predictable recollections of the days when he was something of a political maverick. Even McCain got into the act, delivering an...