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US Congress ‘lags behind’ public on marriage equality

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  1. Marriage equality is only ever really won in any country when it has significant support from the right wing. Gay Republicans need to get active and need the support of the rest of the LGBT and ally community.

    1. Can you provide examples of this, please? I find it hard to believe that the Right would lead the way in any sphere of human rights – unless it’s their own, of course.

    2. Gay Republicans are the most ridiculous creatures on this planet.

      The Republican Party is an extreme rightwing party – sort of like the BNP in Britain (except it’s mainstream).

      Any gay Republican is a self-hating, quisling Uncle Tom

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Aug 2012, 10:50pm

    Sounds very much like the situation here in the UK. The majority of the public support it but almost all Tories don’t.

  3. No surprise here.

    The US is not a democracy remember.

    So long as the rulers of the country – the corporations – are happy; then the public will is completely irrelevant.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 7 Aug 2012, 12:24pm

    Gay and republican equals oxymoron in my view. That some consider equal marriage important, but not a priority is one thing, but to persistently support and vote for a party which is overwhelmingly against it confounds any rational thinking gay man or woman. It’s not just equal marriage, other rights such as protection in employment, housing, goods and services, health care are denied many gay Americans in the majority of states. The republicans don’t believe in making any laws to protect gay people because they believe the current laws of the land are sufficient and often work against gay Americans.

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