So....Gay Republicans?

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    Apr 13, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    I know they are out there of course, but are people in the Republican Party calling for a represtation or a kind of peace offering...see for yourselves, and of course comment on what you think about this article.


    Link: http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2009/04/13/meghan-mccain-we-need-more-gay-republicans/

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    Apr 13, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    Before megan macain's enlightened generation came along, gay republican was an oxymoron.
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    Apr 13, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    "megan macain's enlightened generation"

    i have a rather positive opinion of Megan, she is charming and a good looking girl, and she speaks well, and she makes a lot of seance in her opinion, (much more then daddy) and she actively fights Ann Culter. That why i like her however, i am a Liberal so my liking of her is with a liberal bias.

    She a minority in the republican party, Jindal and Palin are what give republicans hard on this days. They don't really have a superstar that resembles Megan's point of view.

    she is more of a moderate democrat.
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    Apr 17, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
    There are plenty of gay Republicans out there. I am one of many in Chicago and am also a board member of the Chicago chapter of Log Cabin.

    The Republican party is pretty much in pieces right now. Moderates and conservatives in the party are fighting over which direction to take the party. I am of the belief that the party should be more centrist and welcoming to minorities of all kind. I dream of a day when my orientation can be irrelevant in terms of politics.

    This is a great time for everyone to get involved in the Republican party to reshape its message. I think many more gay men and women could find a home in it if it weren't backwards in terms of social values.
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    Apr 17, 2009 10:37 PM GMT
    My American Husband is a republican. He is a truly nice good guy.

    Now I never really had an opinion on American gay democrats until I come to RJ.

    I have found them to be repressive of people who don't see things their way and abusive.

    They even seem to feel they have a right how to tell people how to vote, and when they don't vote their way they abuse them. Yet we all have one vote, and it's ours to do as we fill right.

    I myself vote for the overall benefit of my country, and my wont's come second.
  • SkyMiles

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    Apr 17, 2009 10:59 PM GMT
    MrJames saidThere are plenty of gay Republicans out there. I am one of many in Chicago and am also a board member of the Chicago chapter of Log Cabin.

    The Republican party is pretty much in pieces right now. Moderates and conservatives in the party are fighting over which direction to take the party. I am of the belief that the party should be more centrist and welcoming to minorities of all kind. I dream of a day when my orientation can be irrelevant in terms of politics.

    This is a great time for everyone to get involved in the Republican party to reshape its message. I think many more gay men and women could find a home in it if it weren't backwards in terms of social values.


    Hi, Mr. James:
    In your experience, are the quieter straight republicans you associate with generally accepting of you as an equal and supportive of gay civil and human rights?
    Without wanting to sound antagonistic, I honestly look at the GOP and its crop of up and comers like Palin, Jindal, Huckabee, Giulliani and (God help us!) Gingrich, Sanford and DeMint, not to mention the party's public voices in Limbaugh, Hannity, Colter, Beck, etc., and I see an asylum. It strikes me as very doubtful that the America they would create, given the opportunity, would be a very pleasant place to live.
    Can you offer me any ray of hope that the GOP could turn into the kind of more reasonable and moderate centrist party you suggested?
  • dglater

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    Apr 17, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    I dream of a day when my orientation can be irrelevant in terms of politics. James


    when black people were dreaming of that, they supported the Democratic party, and their dream came to reality, maybe reconsider your position icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 18, 2009 12:39 AM GMT
    I think it is difficult to be gay and not believe in true equality.

    If you believe in equality you should support government investment in education, health and housing.
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    Apr 18, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    Gay Republicans? I prefer not to acknowledge their existence.

    ACTUALLY, I am technically a Republican as that's what I'm registered as. However, I tend to vote Democrat. I registered Dem, but before the election I was roped into re-registering Republican thanks to their sneaky ways: They got registered voters by including a petition in the pitch. To have your petition signature count, you have to be a member of the party introducing the legislation. So, they introduced tougher sentences on pedophiles. How could I not re-register. I voted Dem anyways, and will probably only go back to Democrat if I move to a state that doesn't allow voting outside of your party. THAT, or the Republicans can get their act back together and stop being an embarrasment to this nation.
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    Apr 18, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    Ok, I have been with a gay republican for 12 years....I know.
    Every time I go to the poll I tell him, " I aint voting for a party that is anti-equal rights. Because, if the individual is not free none of the bull shit the republican claim means crap.
    You gotta be free.
    I know...you guys are going to call me a damn Mooooran for loving him, but we do it. Go figure.