Pro-Gay Republican Facing Off With Anti-Gay Democrat in Kansas

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 27, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    Democrat Representative Jan Pauls of Kansas has established herself as a vocal opponent of LGBT issues. She authored the state's ban on gay marriage and has pushed a constitutional amendment on the subject. Last year, Pauls led an effort to keep the state's sodomy ban on the books and has opposed adding sexual orientation as a protected category to the state's civil rights laws.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/dakota-bass-jan-pauls-erich-bishop_n_1620550.html
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:42 PM GMT

    I tried to embed the link as well, but it won't take. Cool article, and t's great to
    A) see that happen and
    B) let people know all Republicans are NOT social conservatives.

    However, it should be noted that :

    "Republican Dakota Bass told The Huffington Post that he entered the race against Rep. Jan Pauls (D-Hutchison) to oust the incumbent based in part on her conservative stance on LGBT issues. Bass, a 20-year-old railroad conductor, stepped down as the co-chairman of the Kansas Progressive Caucus, a group affiliated with the state Democratic Party, days after he entered the Republican primary."

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 27, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    I tried to embed the link as well, but it won't take. Cool article, and t's great to
    A) see that happen and
    B) let people know all Republicans are NOT social conservatives.



    ...or that not ALL Democrats are open-minded pro-gay types. It's never smart to paint a whole political party with the same broad brush
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    meninlove said
    I tried to embed the link as well, but it won't take. Cool article, and t's great to
    A) see that happen and
    B) let people know all Republicans are NOT social conservatives.



    ...or that not ALL Democrats are open-minded pro-gay types. It's never smart to paint a whole political party with the same broad brush


    BINGO. Case in point is our Liberal gov't that for years waffled here and there with marriage for gays until Cretien took over. They'd had votes among the Liberal MPs who overwhelmingly said NO.

  • Another_Jerem...

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    "Bass said his candidacy as a Republican was primarily a political strategy to get a spot in the general election, since no other Republican has entered the race."

    He's not a real Republican.

    But even if he was, so what?. There's one Anti-Gay Dem and one Pro-Gay Repub. Clearly this alters the larger views of their respective parties on gay rights. So this guy being socially liberal is good, but when Obama comes out in favor of gay marriage the conservaqueens attacked him for using it as a political strategy. How do you guys reconcile such intellectual bankruptcy?

    If you're gay and you've voted Republican in the past decade, you're a whacko and you don't deserve the civil rights for which some of us are fighting.