“Looking back at this from 50 years in the future, people who are on the wrong side of this issue aren’t going to stand very well in history’s light.”

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    May 11, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    "Some of Romney’s biggest financial backers — including Lewis M. Eisenberg, a former Republican National Committee finance chairman, and hedge fund managers Paul Singer and Daniel S. Loeb — have become public advocates for gay marriage, as have other Romney supporters, including former vice president Dick Cheney and former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.

    Behind the scenes, influential donors and top strategists are counseling Republican candidates to avoid hot rhetoric or stigmatizing gay people, fearing a potential backlash from voters, who, polling suggests, are fast growing more open to gay marriage....

    “This really spotlights a fissure in the Republican Party between the southern evangelical wing of the party — where they don’t mind government intrusion into the bedroom and into individuals’ private space — and the limited-government side of the party,” Schmidt said. “Looking back at this from 50 years in the future, people who are on the wrong side of this issue aren’t going to stand very well in history’s light.”"

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-treads-lightly-on-gay-marriage-issue/2012/05/10/gIQAk4LtGU_story.html?hpid=z1

    ...damn! I wont be alive to rejoice
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    May 12, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    This article describes some of the either pro-gay or at least gay-tolerant members and organizations in the Republican Party.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/05/09/the-gay-old-party/

    Just as years ago slavery was accepted by people who believed some people were inherently inferior to others, as ignorance receded tolerance and understanding emerged.

    Today there is still a lot of ignorance on gay issues. People think sexual orientation is a choice and from media see some events with people wearing extreme outfits that reinforce that ignorance. Tradition and fundamental religion support the status quo, but it is changing. Some of us have decided to work within to try and make the changes, though it can seem slow and one step forward and two steps backward.

    Many of us are as passionate about the country as gay rights and cannot support the Democratic Party, which has made the moderate blue dogs as welcome as syphilis. Times will change eventually. May need the old generations to fade away.
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    May 12, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidMany of us are as passionate about the country as gay rights and cannot support the Democratic Party, which has made the moderate blue dogs as welcome as syphilis.



    You mean kind of like the Republican party's welcome for people like Richard Lugar or Lisa Murkowski?
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    May 12, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidMany of us are as passionate about the country as gay rights and cannot support the Democratic Party, which has made the moderate blue dogs as welcome as syphilis.

    You mean kind of like the Republican party's welcome for people like Richard Lugar or Lisa Murkowski?

    I think when the less moderate element in one party becomes dominant, it motivates the less moderate element in the other party to also become dominant. Doesn't matter which happens first.
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    May 12, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    You said it well. The USA is going through another version of releasing the slaves.