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GOP Gubernatorial candidate marches in Boston gay pride

Timothy Kincaid

June 20th, 2010

We are accustomed to Democratic candidates – often for high office – showing support and seeking voters among their gay constituents. But last weekend an event occurred that is telling about the future of our community. Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for Governor, joined the Democratic candidate Deval Patrick, by marching in Boston’s gay pride parade.

Well, yes, it is Massachusetts. And Baker’s running mate is openly gay. But still, this is the GOP candidate.

And perhaps the most interesting aspect is that no one even seem to think that this is in any way interesting. No national party members are ranting. Local GOP officials are happy. Senators from Alabama and Oklahoma are not calling for his head. Rush isn’t frothing and Newt isn’t out looking for a write-in to support.

No one cares.

Oh, the MassResistance crowd is angry (especially because he marched with the guys who set up KnowThyNeighbor.org). But they can’t get anyone to return their calls these days.

And that is an encouraging sign.

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Emily K
June 20th, 2010 | LINK

I have relatives from Mass who are registered Republican. Oh, and they have no problem with their same-sex attracted cousins. Mass. Republicans are often more socially liberal than most Democrats, as evidenced by their voting records.

John
June 21st, 2010 | LINK

*sigh* perhaps one day in Virginia too…

TampaZeke
June 21st, 2010 | LINK

Yeah, I seem to remember another MA Republican governor who was very gay supportive.

His name was Mitt Romney.

As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now you know the rest of the story!”

Jim in MA
June 21st, 2010 | LINK

I know his brother. We used to sing together when he was in the BGMC. I’ve heard nothing but good things about him.

Lucrece
June 21st, 2010 | LINK

MassEquality, regardless, gave the Democrat their endorsement instead of being actually polite and endorsing both.

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