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Republican amendments to marriage equality rejected

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  1. “that opposition to recognition of same-sex unions gave ‘Hollywood and the media’ the opportunity to paint the [Republicans] in a negative light.”

    The Republican Party are managing to put themselves in a bad light without the help of Hollywood or the media

  2. That the RNC is in Florida for it’s annual s woman-hating, minority-hating, LGBT-hating, uneducated idiot-a-thon during the hurricane season has made me snicker.

    1. Like who’s going to notice one more blow-hard at a republican conference, huh?

  3. The Republicans are a nightmare. Far too much in the grip of religious nutbags.

    They will deserve to keep on losing elections unless they wake up.

    If religionists want their church marriages to have a special status, then they should call them “divine marriages” or something similar. There is no justification in them trying to stop the state calling marriage “marriage”, whether for opposite-sex or same-sex couples.

  4. The Republican Party is an extremist far right group similar to the BNP in the UK.

    It’s a damning indictment on US society that such extremist war-mongering scum are regarded as mainstream

    1. de Villiers 23 Aug 2012, 7:21pm

      David, you diminish the dangerousness of the BNP when you say that.

  5. They support DOMA and a constitutional amendment to ban abortion so this is hardly surprising.

    I’m more curious to see what they’ll do in 2016 regarding marriage equality. Surely they can’t sustain this level of extremism forever?

  6. 6 out of 10 of the frontpage stories on Pink News at the moment are related to the US.

    Has Pink News decided that British LGBT news is no longer relevant or interesting for its readership?

    1. It stands to reason that as LGBT people become more inclusive in UK society the less stories there will be and given that most of the Christian opposition groups in the UK are part funded by the evangelical nutters in the States there remains a valid interest in these US stories.

  7. Mumbo Jumbo 23 Aug 2012, 12:36pm

    Meanwhile, male prostitutes in Tampa are gearing up for a flood of business from closeted Republicans:


  8. Voices of sanity, moderation and even political realism and self-preservation – very scarce in the Republican Party today. That is why they are ignored. The GOP is virtually guaranteeing itself a drubbing in November on a variety of fronts.

  9. The main argument that Christo-fascists peddle again gay marriage is that it ‘redefines’ marriage. Yet that is precisely what Barbara Fenton wants to do. She wants anyone who was not married in a Catholic Church to have their marriage ‘redefined’ and downgraded to ‘civil union’. So in her twisted worldview not only gay people are not permitted to marry but also straight atheists, muslims, jews, hindus, protestants, orhodox, etc.

  10. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Aug 2012, 1:36pm

    Yet, gay republicans will continue to support and vote for the party of hate and oppression of LGBT people. Stockholm Syndrome anyone?

  11. Pavlos Prince of Greece 23 Aug 2012, 1:47pm

    The Head of USA Catholic Bishops Conference, Cardinal of New York, who strongly oppose gay marriage bill last year, will give blessing at the Republican Convention in Tampa. Even for child must be all clear: war is declared, no chance for peace.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Aug 2012, 2:24pm

      The U.S. claiming to have separation of church and state and yet a clergyman who represents only catholics is allowed to give a blessing? Why does it have a national motto declaring…”In God We Trust” in government buildings such as court houses and on the currency? Can anyone explain the blatant hypocrisy in that?

  12. Barbara Fenton said at least one thing that made sense.
    “… and this country was founded on the separation of church and state.”
    A true, and somewhat brave thing to say for a Repubican, more-so for saying it in a room full of dozens, if not hundreds of other Republican die-hards.

    1. I was in the room as a staffer and have to say that girl has got major balls. She said everything in a very respectful and poised way, and was cheered by many of the younger staffers watching, and in the hallway by some delegates who “couldn’t” support her publicly. And she’s straight. Go figure. Can’t wait til her and more like her come into power.

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