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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:15 PM

23. Back then? Are you kidding me? The 1990s were not the 1950s, for crying out loud.

Were you a homophobe 14 years ago? Neither was I.

And a Democrat opposing recognition of same gender marriage--which the then head of the Party wanted at that time, btw--is not the same as saying a gay person is not fit to serve as ambassador.

Alll that aside, what in God's name makes Hagel such a blinkin' great choice for Defense? Is no Democrat available for the job?



*Edited to add this footnote. For one thing, recognizing same gender marriage--and DOMA is still the law of the land-- would require millions, maybe billions of dollars in Social Security benefits paid out by the U.S. and simultaneous loss of millions, maybe billions, in tax dollars. That is not true of appointing a gay ambassador.

For another thing, recognizing same gender marriage involves religious issues, adoption issues and a whole host of things that do not apply to having a gay man serve as ambassador.

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