Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2013 7:26 AM GMT
    Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/us/politics/prominent-republicans-sign-brief-in-support-of-gay-marriage.html
  • Lukehiker

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    Feb 26, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    It's about time!
  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    Scores Of Republicans Sign Legal Brief Supporting Gay Marriage Ahead Of Supreme Court Arguments


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/republicans-gay-marriage-supreme-court_n_2764743.html













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    Feb 26, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    WOW! Is this the conservative break in the anti-gay dike at last? Are they finally reading the writing on the wall?

    Or is this just political theatre, to pretend that Republicans, and a Republican-dominated Supreme Court, will ever acknowledge gay civil rights? A charade in order to gain gay votes, for a promise of gay rights they will never keep.

    I suppose at this point, only the actual Supreme Court ruling will tell us.
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    Feb 26, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    Uhh...SB you really need to do some catching up. See the Prez's recent inaugural speech.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 26, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    This is awesome news for the GOP. It is long overdue but at least the GOP is starting to wake up and smell the coffee by realizing that anti gay discrimination is a politically costly liability. Now if we could only get some log cabin republicans in leadership positions in the national GOP as in as many state GOPs as possible. icon_biggrin.gif
  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    Meg Whitman voices support for gay marriage in Prop. 8 case

    http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/02/meg-whitman-signs-brief-supporting-gay-marriage-in-prop-8-case.html

    The Hewlett-Packard chief executive issued a statement through her LinkedIn page saying that she has come "to embrace same-sex marriage after a period of careful review and reflection."

    "As a candidate for governor three years ago, I supported Proposition 8. At the time, I believed the people of California had weighed in on this question and that overturning the will of the people was the wrong approach," she wrote. "The facts and arguments presented during the legal process since then have had a profound impact on my thinking."

    She wrote in the statement that the brief she signed argues there is "no legitimate, fact-based reason for providing different legal treatment of committed relationships between same-sex couples." Allowing same-sex marriage to stand in California, she wrote, will "strengthen our nation as a whole."

    "Marriage is the fundamental institution that unites a society. It is the single greatest contributor to the well-being of adults and children because it promotes eternal principles like commitment, fidelity and stability," Whitman wrote. "It makes no difference whether the marriage is between a man and woman or a woman and woman. Marriage makes society better."
  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    Top Family Research Council Congresswoman Joins 100 Republicans In Support of Gay Marriage


    "Former U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, who received a 100% rating by the Family Research Council for almost her entire tenure in Congress, has joined the now more than 100 Republicans who have signed an amicus brief being filed with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.

    The more than 100 prominent Republicans all previously opposed same-sex marriage t one point — the vast majority were until this week still on record as being anti-gay marriage."

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/1-top-family-research-council-congressman-joins-100-top-republicans-in-support-of-gay-marriage/politics/2013/02/27/61380
  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    UPDATE: Top FRC Congresswoman Denies NYT Report She Supports Gay Marriage

    "An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that former Representative Marilyn Musgrave, Republican of Colorado, had signed on to the brief. The brief was signed by Ms. Musgrave’s former district director, for herself."


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/breaking-top-frc-congresswoman-denies-nyt-report-she-supports-gay-marriage/news/2013/02/27/61391
  • Lincsbear

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    Feb 28, 2013 1:35 AM GMT
    I think some Republicans see the electoral writing on the wall....long term.