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#264185 - 10/21/13 02:09 AM Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle
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Peter Wallsten
The Washington Post
October 20, 2013

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Almost no elected Republicans support giving gays the right to marry. The party’s influential social-conservative wing sees “traditional marriage” as a defining issue. And while most major Democrats are rushing to embrace same-sex marriage, none of the most prominent potential Republican presidential candidates have taken that step.

But a powerful group of Republican donors, who see the GOP’s staunch opposition to gay rights as a major problem, is trying to push the party toward a more welcoming middle ground — where candidates who oppose marriage rights can do so without seeming hateful.

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#264195 - 10/21/13 04:18 AM Re: Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle [Re: Golem]
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Originally Posted By: Golem
Peter Wallsten
The Washington Post
October 20, 2013

Quote:
Almost no elected Republicans support giving gays the right to marry. The party’s influential social-conservative wing sees “traditional marriage” as a defining issue. And while most major Democrats are rushing to embrace same-sex marriage, none of the most prominent potential Republican presidential candidates have taken that step.

But a powerful group of Republican donors, who see the GOP’s staunch opposition to gay rights as a major problem, is trying to push the party toward a more welcoming middle ground — where candidates who oppose marriage rights can do so without seeming hateful.

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#264223 - 10/22/13 12:41 AM Re: Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle [Re: Golem]
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“The state has advanced a number of arguments, but none of them overcome this reality: Same-sex couples who cannot marry are not treated equally under the law today,” he wrote. “The harm to them is real, not abstract or speculative.”


And Liberals accuse Right-thinking people of expressing everything in terms of money.

I suppose we have to assume that one's belief in the Almighty deserves no consideration, that some group of professional contrarians have a greater Right to hedonism and perversion than Believers have to following their Faith in the Almighty.
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#264224 - 10/22/13 12:46 AM Re: Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle [Re: Irked]
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It goes without saying that the Almighty is the Dollar.
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#264226 - 10/22/13 12:52 AM Re: Gay rights supporters wage a quiet campaign to push Republicans to the middle [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
It goes without saying that the Almighty is the Dollar.


Ding, ding, ding....... We have a winner! Give that man his turkey leg.

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