8 responses

  1. Steve
    December 5, 2013

    It says everything one needs to know about the party when this is lauded a great accomplishment.

  2. Lord_Byron
    December 5, 2013

    Now they just need to stop supporting racist, sexist, anti-science, and xenophobic candidates and policies and they could possibly survive. For me, supporting a few token gay candidates does not change my view of the party.

  3. TampaZeke
    December 5, 2013

    I’m not sure it says that at all. At least not at this point. Besides, the Republican Party could choose from a number of GayPatriot.com/GOProud type of gay conservatives that would pass the most right-wing, anti-gay litmus test they could come up with with flying colors.

  4. Lord_Byron
    December 5, 2013

    Wow, Tampa, I had not even heard of GayPatriot.net before. I agree with you. As seen by the likes of GOProud you can gay men, I think it’s entirely men in GOProud, that will be as anti-gay as they can be.

  5. enough already
    December 5, 2013

    Well, it’s an interesting situation.
    I’ll withhold comment until I see how this plays out.
    Generally speaking, the Republicans and the hateful christians never do anything which is not aimed at stripping us of our rights, whether in the short term or the long.

    [TK: I corrected your typo in the word "Republicans" as I'm sure that you did not intend to use hate-speech in violation of our Comments Policy]

  6. Donny D.
    December 6, 2013

    It isn’t a matter of being either homophobic or pro-gay. The GOP doesn’t want to lose the homophobes that support it. But on the other hand, outright homophobia now alienates too many people. The GOP isn’t just looking at possible gay (or even L, B or T) voters, but also at the larger and growing number of cisgender straight people who don’t like overt homophobia.

    It will try to balance continuing to appeal to homophobes with not alienating and maybe even appealing to LGB people and their allies. It’ll be interesting to see how well they pull it off.

  7. mickey
    December 6, 2013

    He is caught in a trap he created for himself. He just made comments about how enda was unnecessary. It would be terribly difficult to claim employment fairness isn’t warranted when they themselves continue to demonstrate its need in real time during this election cycle.

  8. Jim Hlavac
    December 6, 2013

    Remember – the Democrats went through the same process. For we are not a political issue of any common sort – gayness is just so different.

    You know, I don’t think many gay men of today realize that just 20 years ago both parties were pretty much the same on gay stuff: hated it. Remember, too, that pretty much all the states that still had no-gay sex laws until 2003 were Democratic run states. Plus, majorities of blacks, who vote 95% Democrat — are still very anti-gay. This idea that somehow Democrats were “for” us all along is absurd. They just merely “evolved” faster than other heteros. Why, Obama, Biden and Hillary Clinton all said repeatedly during their campaigns that they were against gay marriage — then they all evolved in the last year or two.

    So, help the Republicans evolve — so we can get beyond this 60 year discussion over our existence – instead of constantly berating them. We had to help the Democrats — so we should the Republicans — for heteros are heteros..

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