DOMA Defense 'Ridiculous,' Says Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe

  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    DOMA Defense 'Ridiculous,' Says Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/doma-defense-jim-kolbe_n_2496840.html
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    As the number of Republicans IN SUPPORT of equal rights (ie. gay marriage) continue to grow, I am becoming increasingly uneasy about differentiating the two parties based on the support of equal rights.

    Yes I understand Republicans are still the worst of the two major political parties in support of equality, but I must admit that is changing.

    Even Republicans know that Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe is on the wrong side of history.
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAs the number of Republicans IN SUPPORT of equal rights (ie. gay marriage) continue to grow, I am becoming increasingly uneasy about differentiating the two parties based on the support of equal rights.

    Yes I understand Republicans are still the worst of the two major political parties in support of equality, but I must admit that is changing.

    Even Republicans know that Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe is on the wrong side of history.


    It is a similar situation with the Conservative Party in the UK, which has definitely become more 'gay-friendly' within the past five years (much more so than the Republican Party in the US). There is still, however, a significant anti-equal gay rights group within that party (about 100 out of a total of 304 Conservative Party Members of Parliament). That is just too large a bigoted rump for me to even consider giving them my vote. I would feel I was just promoting homophobia if I voted for them.
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:02 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidAs the number of Republicans IN SUPPORT of equal rights (ie. gay marriage) continue to grow, I am becoming increasingly uneasy about differentiating the two parties based on the support of equal rights.

    Yes I understand Republicans are still the worst of the two major political parties in support of equality, but I must admit that is changing.

    Even Republicans know that Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe is on the wrong side of history.


    Paul,

    You're mistaken. Did you not read the story? Kolbe is on the wrong side of history? Don't you mean that he used to be but no longer is on the wrong side of history?

    And the only reason he supports gay rights is b/c he's a former Congressman. He defended DOMA until he was forced out of the closet and essentially booted from Washington. He, like most Republican leaders, are hypocrites and liars.

    The number of registered Republicans (civilians) in support of equal rights may be growing, but the number of Republicans in power at both the state and federal level that support gay rights in general remain flat or are on the decline thanks to the Tea Bagging movement. It's not just marriage I'm talking about; it's the right to work or remain protected under various state and federal laws while walking down the friggin' street.

    The lead in the story cited in the OP says it all: "House Republicans continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage in court, most recently committing to dish out up to $3 million."

    So you can continue to think that there is change coming in the near term, and you can continue to think that it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between the two parties based on support of equal rights for LGBT, women and minorities, but you're dead wrong. End of story.
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    Jan 18, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidAs the number of Republicans IN SUPPORT of equal rights (ie. gay marriage) continue to grow, I am becoming increasingly uneasy about differentiating the two parties based on the support of equal rights.

    Yes I understand Republicans are still the worst of the two major political parties in support of equality, but I must admit that is changing.
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    Easy Trigger .... before you jump off that cliff look at the numbers. On the last vote congress took on a DOMA issue (May 9, 2012) 97% of Republican voted for the pro-DOMA issue while on 8% of Democrats voted the same way.

    So while looking at each candidate is important you are still pretty safe to paint Republican's with the same brush ... and the paint isn't rainbow.
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    Jan 18, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidAs the number of Republicans IN SUPPORT of equal rights (ie. gay marriage) continue to grow, I am becoming increasingly uneasy about differentiating the two parties based on the support of equal rights.

    Yes I understand Republicans are still the worst of the two major political parties in support of equality, but I must admit that is changing.

    Even Republicans know that Former Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe is on the wrong side of history.


    Paul,

    You're mistaken. Did you not read the story? Kolbe is on the wrong side of history? Don't you mean that he used to be but no longer is on the wrong side of history?

    And the only reason he supports gay rights is b/c he's a former Congressman. He defended DOMA until he was forced out of the closet and essentially booted from Washington. He, like most Republican leaders, are hypocrites and liars.

    The number of registered Republicans (civilians) in support of equal rights may be growing, but the number of Republicans in power at both the state and federal level that support gay rights in general remain flat or are on the decline thanks to the Tea Bagging movement. It's not just marriage I'm talking about; it's the right to work or remain protected under various state and federal laws while walking down the friggin' street.

    The lead in the story cited in the OP says it all: "House Republicans continue to spend millions of taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage in court, most recently committing to dish out up to $3 million."

    So you can continue to think that there is change coming in the near term, and you can continue to think that it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between the two parties based on support of equal rights for LGBT, women and minorities, but you're dead wrong. End of story.


    AMEN!!!! U betta preach!