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Republicans join push for marriage equality in Maine

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  1. Equality advocates need to get out every vote for marriage equality that they can. It is not the pro-equality folks who flock to the polls; it is usually the anti-faction that does so. The increase in support means nothing unless those who really support us get out and vote.

    Great to hear a Rethug on the right side of an issue for once.

  2. You should expect nothing less from a party that advocates freedom, liberty and small government.
    Unfortunately these parties often get infiltrated by religionists and theocrats who know they would get nowhere if they didn’t piggy back a ride on a mainstream party.
    There are some of these would be theocrats in the tory party, people who would never have the bottle to stand openly and independently as religious candidates in a seperate party, so they infiltrate a mainstream, partly to avail themselves of the mammon offered by election.

    1. GingerlyColors 25 Jul 2012, 7:07am

      I agree totally. In the UK we have the Christian Party but they have as much chance of forming a government as the Monster Raving Loonies.

  3. GingerlyColors 25 Jul 2012, 7:13am

    I find it heartwarming when I hear Republicans speak out for full equality for gays. I have always stressed that there are some pro-gay Republicans and that there is a gay group within the party, the Log Cabin Republicans who take their name from the log cabin where Abraham Lincoln (who was allegedly gay) was born. I compare the Republicans of today to the Conservatives of 25 years ago and it will be interesting to see how the party will evolve over the next 25 years. It will also be interesting to see how many Democrats are opposed to marriage equality, especially in the Bible Belt states. It was under the Clinton Administration (who were Democrats) that the Defence Of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 25 Jul 2012, 11:41am

      Clinton had no alternative to sign the Defence of Marriage Act if you look at the politics around it. If he hadn’t signed it, an amendment to the constitution would have been drafted and signed into law banning equal marriage forever.. You forget that at the time of its signing, the majority of democrats and republicans were against same-sex marriage.

  4. Wow, an intellligent republican, I fear the world may end!

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