map of states where Republican state platforms still oppose ss Marriage

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    May 06, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
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    as you can see the Republican party has some catch up that might take a few years. As an out of the closet gay man you might keep this in mind next time you vote.


    reference:
    http://www.towleroad.com/2014/05/most-republican-state-platforms-still-oppose-same-sex-marriage.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 06, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    Even though I strongly disagree with the current positions of most of these state GOP organizations, I am not going to base my vote solely on this gay marriage issue. Economic issues are more important at this time.
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    May 06, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    My favorite quote is "The best Republican candidate will always end up being worse than the worst Democrat candidate." From a friend at work's stepfather.

    I learned my lesson way back when it was Reagan vs Mondale. Mondale sounded like a total dud and Reagan was very charismatic and appealing so I voted for him. One of the stupidest things I ever did.

    Everything both candidates say during campaigning is largely bs to lure people to vote for them. Who can forget George W. Bush's "a kinder gentler conservatism"? And then shortly after he was elected he cut off welfare for mothers who were unwed.
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    May 06, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidEconomic issues are more important at this time.


    In the sum of 30 pieces of silver perhaps.

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    May 06, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
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    roadbikeRob saidEconomic issues are more important at this time.

    In the sum of 30 pieces of silver perhaps.

    Except, when you take your purse of Republican silver, you discover afterwards you've been handed lead coins instead. Even the Republican promise of economic prosperity has been proven to be lies. At best more wealth for the wealthy, but more poverty for the poor.
  • tazzari

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    May 06, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
    That proves it! The GOP is a BIG tent!

    Not a one-issue voter here, either, but the Dems seem so much better on most issues, and GLBT rights are a very good bellweather for the morality and attitude behind the issues. Give me a party based on generosity, environmental, non-relgious ideas any day, compared to one based on exclusion, sectarian religion and greed.
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    May 07, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidEven though I strongly disagree with the current positions of most of these state GOP organizations, I am not going to base my vote solely on this gay marriage issue. Economic issues are more important at this time.


    If economic issues are important to you, then have you actually taken a good look at the economic policies proposed and supported by Republicans.

    Have you any idea of the Paul Ryan budget plan and how the Congressional Budget Office assessed it?

    Is it fiscally conservative to pass legislation in the House over 40 times repealing the ban of the Affordable Care Act, despite the very real situation the repeal would not pass in the Senate, and that President Obama would veto the repeal?

    Is it fiscally conservative to shut down the government, costing the nation billions?

    Is it fiscally conservative to shut down women's health clinics to rid your state of abortion, even though it increases the likelihood of women (and it has started happening) putting their health at risk by seeking alternatives. These alternatives land them in the hospital. Since they are likely poor and have no insurance, guess who's paying for this? You the taxpayer.

    Is it fiscally conservative to increase the Pentagon's budget by billions (as Mitt Romney proposed), despite the Pentagon saying that was not necessary?