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  • Signs G.O.P. Is Rethinking Stance on Gay Marriage

    04/28/2009 10:20:05 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 76 replies · 2,604+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | Adam Nagourney
    It was only five years ago that opposition to gay marriage was so strong that Republicans explicitly turned to the issue as a way to energize conservative voters. Yet today, as the party contemplates the task of rebuilding itself, some Republicans say the issue of gay marriage may be turning into more of a hindrance than a help. The fact that a run of states have legalized gay marriage in recent months — either by court decision or by legislative action — with little backlash is only one indication of how public attitudes about this subject appear to be changing....
  • GOP Should Remove ‘Traditional Marriage’ Plank from Party Platform, Whitman Says

    04/20/2009 5:21:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 125 replies · 3,420+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 20, 2009 | Josiah Ryan
    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...
  • McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party'

    04/17/2009 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 333 replies · 6,926+ views
    McCain Strategist Warns GOP Risks Becoming 'Religious Party' Steve Schmidt urges Republicans to begin voicing more support for civil unions and gay rights. FOXNews.com Friday, April 17, 2009 John McCain's top adviser from the presidential campaign urged fellow Republicans on Friday to warm up to gay rights and warned that the GOP risks becoming the "religious party" with its opposition to same-sex marriage. Steve Schmidt, in his first political appearance since the election, spoke at the Washington, D.C., convention for the Log Cabin Republicans -- a grassroots group for gay and lesbian Republicans. He urged Republicans, in the near-term, to...
  • Ex-McCain aide to call for gay marriage support [Steve Schmidt] [says is a God-given right]

    04/16/2009 7:05:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 165 replies · 3,046+ views
    Washington (CNN) - Steve Schmidt, a key architect of John McCain's presidential campaign, is making his first public return to Washington a bold one. Schmidt will use a speech Friday to Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to urge conservative Republicans to drop their opposition to same-sex marriage, CNN has learned. "There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage," Schmidt will say, according to speech excerpts obtained by CNN. "I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one's liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage."