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GOP Elites and the Abolition of Marriage - Republicans join push for gay Roe v. Wade.
American Spectator ^ | 2.28.13 | JEFFREY LORD

Posted on 03/02/2013 12:15:25 AM PST by neverdem

Well, this is helpful.

A clutch of Republican elites have run to the Supreme Court demanding the judiciary shut off debate on gay marriage.

The story has predictably been front page news at the New York Times and in the world of the liberal media, the Times leading with this:

More than two dozen Republicans — including a top adviser to Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, and a former congresswoman who made banning same-sex marriage her signature issue — have added their names to a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to declare that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.

The brief comes as the White House is considering whether to weigh in on the same-sex marriage case; at this point, the Republicans who signed the document are taking a more expansive stance than President Obama, who favors same-sex marriage but has said he would leave it to the states, as opposed to making it a constitutional right.

The list of Republicans on the brief now tallies more 100, organizers say. It now includes Beth Myers, who ran Mr. Romney’s 2008 campaign and was a senior adviser to him in 2012, and Marilyn Musgrave, a retired Colorado congresswoman who was once rated the most conservative member of the House by the American Conservative Union.

Ms. Musgrave, who lost her bid for a fourth term in 2008, was an unsuccessful sponsor of a constitutional amendment to bar same-sex couples from marrying; she once warned that if gay couples were allowed to wed, “the next step is polygamy or group marriage.”...


(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gope; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 03/02/2013 12:15:43 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

FUGOPe!


2 posted on 03/02/2013 12:24:01 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: neverdem
The information about former Representative Musgrave was incorrect.

The Times’ Sheryl Stolberg Explains Her Marilyn Musgrave Mistake

3 posted on 03/02/2013 12:31:03 AM PST by Bratch
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To: neverdem

I’ll support Government supported Sodomy (i.e., Gay marriage) when the governemnt stops funding AIDS research.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 12:37:40 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: neverdem

Gosh, 100 Republicans supporting this? Who knew?


5 posted on 03/02/2013 1:08:24 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

That 100 definitely ovrrides 30 or 40 MILLION!

lolz...

//sarc


6 posted on 03/02/2013 1:11:32 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem

This is an aside, but it kills me that gays are soooooo determined to get marriage rights when as far as I can tell, none of them actually want to be married (at least the men; lesbians seem to be a trifle more inclined toward settling down). I used to work in theater and knew a lot of gay men, and have kept up with some of them via social media. Only one out of the whole bunch is in a “permanent relationship,” but I am even skeptical about his because he just got married last year, and none of them seem to stay in the same relationship for more than a couple of years, tops. They love to trumpet their new honey and go on at length about “my man” and “my husband” but then in a few months their relationship status has quietly changed from “in a relationship” to “single.” The only longterm “married” gay guys I’ve ever seen are those on sitcoms.


7 posted on 03/02/2013 2:10:13 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Jim Robinson

....Does anybody remember what the Democrats did at their 2012 convention ??? First they eliminated any mention of the word GOD...and when they thought twice about doing that they reintroduced the resolution what happened ? They booed God..thrice..That resolution was rammed through just like the Affordable Health Care Act ...That’s a wedge issue within the democrat party.which was not exploited by Roves RINOS and GOPES and the Republicans generally to this day. To properly describe that episode .Its the marriage of the radical and democrat into the hyphenated Demo-Com union.

Was that fact used in any of the material Rove’s RINOS spewed forth during the 2012 Romney or US senate races his group of GOPES (Government Ofthe People Elite Snobs) used on their hit list ? I like using that acronym because it rhymes with dopes.

DEMO-COMS AND RINO CRYERS
GOD DENIERS AND PREDACIOUS LIARS
ARE REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH INCITERS/
FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
ISSUING DECREES OF MANY COME
YOUR SURRENDERING CHOICES ONE BY ONE
INTO REGIMENTATION YOU MUST RUN
AND NOW THEIR ROBOT YOU’VE BECOME

It’s time to get government out of Our face
Our religion and and Our pocketbook


8 posted on 03/02/2013 4:03:38 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: neverdem

.........Ms. Musgrave,


I didn’t have to go past the “Ms.” to understand this woman’s philosophy on queers.

Women who wear the label “Ms.” are a breed unto themselves.


9 posted on 03/02/2013 4:11:52 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: neverdem
Progressivism is an insidious cancer.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

Communist Goals (1963)
10 posted on 03/02/2013 4:15:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: neverdem

as usual lawyers will be the winners. short lived gay marriages equal a slew of divorce cases.


11 posted on 03/02/2013 6:10:29 AM PST by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: Gasshog

Maybe the sequester can shut down divorce courts.

Gay marriage has never been about people actually getting married. It’s about forcing the society to accept homosexuality.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 6:53:41 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Divorce cases are ugly enough.
Gay divorce will bring “ugly” to a whole new level.


13 posted on 03/02/2013 7:04:48 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: butterdezillion

Divorce cases are ugly enough.
Gay divorce will bring “ugly” to a whole new level.


14 posted on 03/02/2013 7:04:55 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: DH

It was corrected Ms. Musgrave DOESN’T support fake marriage.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 10:20:01 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: neverdem
Key Romney aides back gay marriage; social conservatives not surprised

One notable thing about the brief is that the list of signers includes several top officials from the Romney presidential campaign. Mitt Romney strongly opposed gay marriage during the 2012 race. Signing the brief now in support of gay marriage are Beth Myers, perhaps Romney’s closest aide in the campaign; Ben Ginsberg, the campaign’s influential lawyer; David Kochel, the campaign’s main strategist in Iowa (where Romney worked hard to win the support of Republicans for whom traditional marriage is a key issue); Katie Biber, the campaign’s general counsel; Lee Rudofsky, the deputy general counsel; and Alex Lundry, a top tech official in the campaign.

[...]

Romney campaign insiders say gay marriage was never much of an issue in the campaign. Aides knew that Romney had staked out a position opposed to gay marriage, and those aides do not recall any discussions trying to persuade Romney to change his mind. Of course, had Romney been elected president, some of those aides now expressing support of gay marriage would likely have ended up in powerful positions in the White House and the Romney administration.



16 posted on 03/02/2013 11:02:26 AM PST by Bratch
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To: DH
I didn’t have to go past the “Ms.” to understand this woman’s philosophy on queers. Women who wear the label “Ms.” are a breed unto themselves.

Ya hafta. “Ms.” is the New York Times standard usage, not what she calls herself. And as people have already noted, she didn't sign the appeal. Here's the reporter's pitifully lame excuse.

17 posted on 03/02/2013 11:35:37 AM PST by x
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To: x; DH
"I didn’t have to go past the “Ms.” to understand this woman’s philosophy on queers. Women who wear the label “Ms.” are a breed unto themselves."

Ya hafta. “Ms.” is the New York Times standard usage, not what she calls herself. And as people have already noted, she didn't sign the appeal. Here's the reporter's pitifully lame excuse.

That was well done!

The left has mastered this tactic of false attribution in the service of cultural marxism. Never give the left the benefit of good faith or the corollary of honest mistake.

18 posted on 03/02/2013 2:31:02 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the link.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 2:33:37 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
This essay about the GOPe trying to promote gay marriage is not that short, but it's worth it. Traditional marriages are the heart of any civilized society, IMHO.

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20 posted on 03/02/2013 11:54:36 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
21 posted on 03/03/2013 12:02:20 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: butterdezillion

Exactly, everywhere homosexual marraige has been allowed what’s followed is school child indoctrination into the lifestyle and lawsuits forcing people of conscience to break their conscience. It’s thought control and violates the 1st Amendment.

Liberalism/secularism is a religion. It seeks to replace God with the state.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 1:23:31 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Bratch

Beth Myers would have been his chief of staff. The GOP needs to:

1. Close its primaries.
2. Coalesce around a conservative and stick with him.
3. Pick its winner early.
4. Ignore Iowa.

All this before 2016.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 1:25:47 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem
They are lieberals. The absence of logic and facts leads them to lie about everything.
24 posted on 03/03/2013 1:28:18 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Jim Robinson

Don’t post that at Redstate, Jim. They’d ban you over there.

GOP Uber Alles.

(do I need a sarc tag?)


25 posted on 03/03/2013 1:31:13 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: neverdem; Jim Robinson; Colonel_Flagg

It’s a sin. God condemns it. No matter how many people sign on to it...or how the “supreme court” decides...it’s still a sin and the ones who participate are condemned by the only judge I ultimately abide by. My Lord, the Judge of us all.


26 posted on 03/03/2013 5:55:22 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 03/04/2013 9:12:56 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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