Skip to comments.GOP Should Remove ‘Traditional Marriage’ Plank from Party Platform, Whitman Says
Posted on 04/20/2009 5:21:53 AM PDT by kellynla
The government should have no say about marriage, and the plank in the Republican Party platform that calls for preserving marriage between a man and a woman should be scrapped, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R) told CNSNews.com.
Furthermore, the U.S. military should not differentiate between homosexuals and heterosexuals, said Whitman. The former governor spoke Friday at the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) 2009 convention and symposium in Washington, D.C.
The Log Cabin Republicans are a group that seeks to promote homosexual and lesbian concerns within the GOP. In her speech, Whitman spoke about how inclusion can help the GOP become stronger, and she called on the Republican Party to veer in a moderate direction.
Well, I am somebody who believes in the separation of church and state and that the government, frankly, ought to be out of the business of marriage entirely, Whitman told CNSNews.com after her speech.
It ought to be everybody heterosexual, homosexual. When you go down and register to get married, thats when the legal transfer of everything occurs and thats a legal recognition of a relationship and if you want to get married in a church, a temple, whatever, and you find one, great! she said.
Civil marriage, everybody, said Whitman. I am not against marriage for gay couples. I just think it would make the issue easier if it was civil marriage for everybody. And I am not against I mean, its [same-sex marriage] not going to threaten my marriage. I mean my 35th anniversary is on Monday. Its not going to threaten my marriage to have a gay couple married.
Whitman said that the entire issue of same-sex marriage ought to be removed from the Republican Party platform. That part, entitled, Preserving Tradition Marriage, partly reads:
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OK, I’m waiting to hear the arguments for people to remain in a party that stomps on conservative principles at every turn.
Thanks RINO bitch....now leave and go join the ‘Rats where you belong.
Geez....and people jump ugly on me when I say the GOP is dead.....
Whitman and McCainette should go start their own party.
If homosexuals want to vote conservative they’re more than welcome to do so. That doesn’t mean they should be accommodated.
There, That's better...
Becoming one with the democrat party would help the GOP become stronger, too.
Oh, wait... we've already tried that...
The GOP has become irrelevant. They just don’t seem to get it.
GOP should remove Witless Whitman and any plank smuggler from the party.
Clueless, statist, loser.
If winning means giving up everything you believe in, i would rather lose......Besides, this strategy never works. Being anti-abortion and pro-traditional marriage are the #1 and #2 reasons people vote GOP.
It's disgusting while Whitman, fat Meghan McCain and others try to destroy what marriage is that both Limbaugh and Hannity remain silent. It's to for those two put up or shut up or admit they don't care about the issue.
And they wonder why conservatives are leaving the GOP in droves.
"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes."
My thoughts exactly, then Chrissey too can have that feel running down her leg.
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