Republicans are okay with voting for gay candidates. They are less okay with their children being gay.

  • metta

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    Aug 18, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
    Republicans are okay with voting for gay candidates. They are less okay with their children being gay.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/18/republicans-are-ok-with-voting-for-gay-candidates-they-are-less-ok-with-their-children-being-gay/


    Six Out Of 10 Republicans Would Be 'Upset' If Their Child Were Gay

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    A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds six out of ten Republicans would be "upset" if they had a gay child. That does not comport well to the rest of the nation. 28 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of independents echo the "upset" remarks. Overall, 62 percent of American would not be upset if they had a gay offspring, and just 35 percent overall say they would be upset.


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/six_out_of_10_republicans_would_be_upset_if_their_child_were_gay


    Majority of Republicans would vote for a gay candidate


    "A majority of Republicans say the sexual orientation of a congressional candidate would not impact their vote, a new poll found.

    Sixty-eight percent of Republicans who responded to a McClatchy-Marist poll said it wouldn’t make any difference one way or another if they heard a well-qualified candidate for Congress was gay.

    Such numbers are good news in an election year that has three openly gay Republicans running for the House of Representatives — Richard Tisei in Massachusetts, Dan Innis in New Hampshire and Carl DeMaio in California."


    http://www.metroweekly.com/2014/08/majority-of-republicans-would-vote-for-a-gay-candidate/
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    Aug 18, 2014 5:29 PM GMT
    The other 4 out of 10 are straight.
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 18, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    That's because their gay kids will grow up to vote democrat.icon_biggrin.gif
  • 24hourguy

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    Aug 18, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
    fuck 'em
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    Aug 19, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
    I'm no pollster, but I've been active for several decades in the GOP throughout CA, and can tell you that each and every GOPer I know who has adult gay kids - approximately 25+ for the statistically precise - not only continues to love and support them (emotionally, NOT financially; these are Republicans after all!), but is supportive of equal rights as well. I'd like to know more about McClatchy's methodology, specifically where its poll was taken/focused.
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    Aug 19, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI'm no pollster, but I've been active for several decades in the GOP throughout CA, and can tell you that each and every GOPer I know who has adult gay kids - approximately 25+ for the statistically precise - not only continues to love and support them (emotionally, NOT financially; these are Republicans after all!), but is supportive of equal rights as well. I'd like to know more about McClatchy's methodology, specifically where its poll was taken/focused.


    As a resident of CA, I also know several Republicans that support marriage equality. CA Republicans do not TEND TO be as socially conservative as many other States. But I'm sure that you can find many Republicans that support marriage equality in every state.
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    Aug 19, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidI'm no pollster, but I've been active for several decades in the GOP throughout CA, and can tell you that each and every GOPer I know who has adult gay kids - approximately 25+ for the statistically precise - not only continues to love and support them (emotionally, NOT financially; these are Republicans after all!), but is supportive of equal rights as well.


    I don't think it is unusual for a parent who is upset at finding out their child is gay to continue loving that child.
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    Aug 20, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    I'm one of the republicans that supports gay marriage icon_smile.gif and I'm from NH.
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    Aug 20, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidI'm no pollster, but I've been active for several decades in the GOP throughout CA, and can tell you that each and every GOPer I know who has adult gay kids - approximately 25+ for the statistically precise - not only continues to love and support them (emotionally, NOT financially; these are Republicans after all!), but is supportive of equal rights as well. I'd like to know more about McClatchy's methodology, specifically where its poll was taken/focused.
    Something tells me that the large majority of this poll was conducted in the Southern bible belt where bigotry is still rampant.
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    Aug 20, 2014 1:38 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    MGINSD saidI'm no pollster, but I've been active for several decades in the GOP throughout CA, and can tell you that each and every GOPer I know who has adult gay kids - approximately 25+ for the statistically precise - not only continues to love and support them (emotionally, NOT financially; these are Republicans after all!), but is supportive of equal rights as well.


    I don't think it is unusual for a parent who is upset at finding out their child is gay to continue loving that child.

    I think the definition of "upset," as well as the length of said upset state, also needs to be determined. Parents can be "upset" (as in shocked) for a little while but eventually accept it.
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    Aug 20, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    bk11789 saidI'm one of the republicans that supports gay marriage icon_smile.gif and I'm from NH.

    Try not to vote too often, will you? Or donating money to Republican candidates? I have gay friends who live in New Hampshire, and don't need anti-gay Republican policies fucking with their lives.
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    Aug 20, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidI'm no pollster, but I've been active for several decades in the GOP throughout CA, and can tell you that each and every GOPer I know who has adult gay kids - approximately 25+ for the statistically precise - not only continues to love and support them (emotionally, NOT financially; these are Republicans after all!), but is supportive of equal rights as well. I'd like to know more about McClatchy's methodology, specifically where its poll was taken/focused.



    TOO BAD THAT CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS don't have more influence over their redneck cousins in the rest of our country.
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    Aug 20, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
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    I don't think it is unusual for a parent who is upset at finding out their child is gay to continue loving that child.

    I had such parents. I didn't learn until much later in my life that they always knew.

    They knew I was gay before I did myself. And tried some reparative therapy with me, which at the time included hypnosis. As well as sending me to a primitive boys summer camp. (Holy crap, did THAT ever backfire!)

    I don't hate them for it. This was over 50 years ago, when all experts said homosexuality was deviant behavior to be corrected. I know they only wanted good for me, were doing what the doctors advised, and I still love them dearly.

    I suppose my main complaint is that they never told me, their hope being it was a phase I would outgrow. But neither did they mistreat me because of it. On the contrary, more generous and caring parents a boy (and man) never had.

    So yeah, parents of a gay child can continue loving him, as mine did. Given the distant time frame, and other circumstances, my admiration and love for my parents only grows greater. Even if I wish I had been able to come out earlier. But in the early 1960s, maybe it was for the better after all, I dunno. icon_confused.gif