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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:29 AM
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GOP gays oppose plan to ban same-sex marriages
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry is actively promoting Proposition 2, the proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriages, and many other Republicans are supporting it. But at least one GOP group is campaigning against it.

The Log Cabin Republicans of Texas, a gay and lesbian group that has fought the state's conservative GOP leaders before, denounced Proposition 2 as discriminatory.

"The proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage would discriminate by singling out gays and lesbians and those in other committed relationships from the basic rights and responsibilities that married Texans enjoy," said Andy Hendricks, the group's president.

"Individual liberty and freedom from governmental interference are the basic beliefs that founded the GOP. We are proud to continue this tradition by standing up against the politics of hate and fear that only lead to unwarranted government intrusion and loss of freedom."

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/33728...

WTF? ... "We are proud to continue this tradition by standing up against the politics of hate and fear that only lead to unwarranted government intrusion and loss of freedom."

But yet they continue to call themselves Repugnantcans. Sheesh, I will never understand Log Cabinite's thought processes, except as a form of pathology.
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:32 AM
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1. I'll never understand them - like union members voting repub...
dumb, dumb, plain 'ol stupid ass dumb.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:39 AM
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2. "GOP gays "
Talk about an oxymoron.
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:51 AM
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3. In 2005, gays supporting the GOP are like chickens supporting KFC.
There was a time, a few years past, when the GOP had a libertarian streak. It now is dominated completely by the religious right. Democrats really need to drum on the message that we are the party of civil liberty.
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MemphisTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:17 AM
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4. Whoppi Goldberg said it best on her shortlived sitcom
Black(gay) republicans are like Jews for Jesus

The original joke was about black republicans, but can easily be applies to this situation. I guess they think they can make more changes from within. :puke:
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:34 AM
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5. "Battered wife syndrome," I think it is called
That's the only reason that makes sense, why any gay person would willingly affiliate the with the current GOP. Twenty years ago... I can see the attraction, even as a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. But mind you, that was before the Republicans threw out Barry Goldwater for being too much of a bleeding heart pinko. But nowadays....
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:36 PM
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6. Maybe David Dreier can go down there
to the deep south and campaign for his proposition. He'd be glad too,along with his "partner".
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