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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:55 PM

300 Top Republicans (Yes, Republicans) Just Asked The Supreme Court To Support Gay Marriage



300 Top Republicans (Yes, Republicans) Just Asked The Supreme Court To Support Gay Marriage

You just won't believe some of the names on this list of prominent conservatives and Republicans who want same-sex couples to have the legal right to marriage.


Let's be honest. The Republican Party has been home to almost if not all of the most anti-gay politicians, religious leaders, activists, and power brokers in America. Which is not to say all Republicans are anti-gay, but when being anti-gay is embedded in the actual text of your party's platform, there's little room to claim your party supports equality.

So it should come as both a huge surprise and be viewed as a monumental event that over 300 prominent Republicans, some of whom have publicly spoken out against same-sex marriage or LGBT civil rights, have signed on to an amicus brief sent to the U.S. Supreme Court today.

As TIME points out, the brief states its signers "share the view that laws that bar same-sex couples from the institution of civil marriage, with all its attendant profoundly important rights and responsibilities, are inconsistent with the United States Constitutionís dual promises of equal protection and due process."

Who's on that list?

Here are a few of the more than 300 names:

Ken Mehlman, whose name is listed as the person behind the group of conservatives.

Rudy Giuliani

Charles Koch

Former EBay CEO and GOP nominee for California Governor Meg Whitman

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Former Bush Dep. Sec. of Defense Paul Wolfowitz

Former U.S. Senator of Missouri and ordained Episcopal priest John C. Danforth

Ronald Reagan White House Chief of Staff Kenneth M. Duberstein

Mitt Romney presidential campaign Political Director and former RNC Political Director Rich Beeson

Sen. John McCain's former Press Secretary Crystal Benton

Sen. John McCain's former National Spokesman Tucker Bounds

Gov. Scott Walker's former Deputy Campaign Manager Dan Blum

Former U.S. Congresswoman Mary Bono

more!

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/300_top_republicans_yes_republicans_just_asked_the_supreme_court_to_support_gay_marriage

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Reply 300 Top Republicans (Yes, Republicans) Just Asked The Supreme Court To Support Gay Marriage (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2015 OP
niyad Mar 2015 #1
old guy Mar 2015 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2015 #3
Spazito Mar 2015 #4
hifiguy Mar 2015 #5
babylonsister Mar 2015 #7
hifiguy Mar 2015 #8
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2015 #9
Boomer Mar 2015 #6
hifiguy Mar 2015 #10
Revanchist Mar 2015 #11
babylonsister Mar 2015 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 04:57 PM

1. are you sure this isn't from the Onion?

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:01 PM

2. Damn, beat me to it!

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:04 PM

3. None of those names really surprise me.

A lot of people are Republicans for economic and international issues reasons.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:04 PM

4. .....

and

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:07 PM

5. It's a net benefit to big corps in the long run.

 

Not all that surprising.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:12 PM

7. You don't have to

diminish this; it's a good thing imo, that they're making a statement.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:15 PM

8. It is a VERY good thing and I think it's a positive step

 

in a much-needed direction. It's just that the corporatists don't have a dog in this fight, and marriage equality is a good selling point when looking to hire talented people in many parts of the country. It's not about money and corporate power and is a net benefit to them.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:17 PM

9. From a Marxist standpoint it also mainstreams gay folks and inculcates them with bourgeoisie values

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:09 PM

6. Everyone knows a gay person

At its base, this really isn't a partisan issue. Everyone -- Democrat or Republican -- knows a gay person. As we've come out of the closet in greater numbers, straight people of all backgrounds are learning we are their sisters, their brothers, a favorite aunt/uncle, their sons and daughters, sometimes even their mothers and fathers. We are their neighbors.

The kernel of curdled hatemongers is a group onto itself that has taken over far too much of the Republican party. I'm very relieved that more and more people are speaking out against that hijacking.

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Response to Boomer (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:18 PM

10. Well said.

 

This is why the resistance to marriage equality has melted away so fast save among the fundymentalpatient jebus-wheezers.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:21 PM

11. Did President Obama come out and denounce gay marriage

and these republicans are now supporting it for that reason?

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Response to Revanchist (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 06:33 PM

12. Ha! You'd think! nt

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