socalfitness saidHey metta8, this is a good source, many thanks. Your source also takes a position on gun control:
The Gay Manifesto encourages all Gays and Lesbians to continue arming themselves and stockpiling ammunition......
They're certainly an interesting group, and I am unsure of the evidence behind some of their manifesto points.
But the story is pretty clear cut: it's a shitty move on the part of the Governor.
I guess an interesting question is the following: given that the immediate moves of several new Republican politicians has been to institute anti-gay measures [here in Ohio, for example, Kasich did not renew the anti-discrimination provision], what sort of conversations could we have with our representatives that might make them change their mind.
I really think that gay Republicans could have a really positive role here. Being, as they are, donors and participants in the party process one imagines their voice might at least be heard with the politicians concerned.
I recognize that many of the politicians concerned, such measures are a quick way to identify to their base that they are "sufficiently conservative". This I understand, but it doesn't really help me very much. Or indeed any of us!
What do you think? What do you Republican gays intend to do/have already done? What could those of us of other political philosophies to engage these politicians?
I don't want to emulate others in attempting to restrict speech, but it would be nice if we could all have a mutually respectful conversation. :-)