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Hawaii Republican Linda Lingle Wants the People to Vote on a Constitutional Marriage Amendment: VIDEO

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Former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle, a longtime foe of equality and currently the GOP nominee in Hawaii's U.S. Senate reace, talked same-sex marriage with her Democratic opponent, Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Keiko Hirono, in a debate last week On Top reports. Lingle says she thinks it's appropriate that the people vote on a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Said Lingle: "Well this is a question that I have spent an awful lot of time on as governor. And I know people have very strong feelings on both sides. It's something that I've wrestled with, President Obama has wrestled with it. I would certainly support putting this constitutional amendment on the ballot. Personally, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. But I also think the people of Hawaii should be able to make that decision."

Said Hirono: "We all remember when as governor she vetoed the civil unions bill and in doing so, before she vetoed it, she invited members of the LGBT leadership to join her. And they thought that she was going to sign that bill into law. And instead, right in front of them, the very group that had worked so hard to pass this legislation, she vetoed that bill. I thought that was extremely insensitive and disrespectful of their position."

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  1. Eh. She's a footnote. Hirone has the race locked up and will be the next Senator from Hawaii.

    Posted by: Mikemike | Oct 29, 2012 8:21:14 AM


  2. When a pol is in denial of some civil rights, you have to wonder if they're not in denial of ALL civil rights. Extremely insensitive and disrespectful indeed, Congresswoman Hirono, but Lingle's a GOPer. Should Lingle's opponents really expect more? Not in this reality.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Oct 29, 2012 8:34:34 AM


  3. I think she has a very special circle of fire awaiting her in hell. That woman is plain evil. There is not a descent bone in her body.

    Posted by: Gast | Oct 29, 2012 8:35:32 AM


  4. So the self-loathing closeted lesbian believes that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Big shocker. Someone should tell Butt-Ugly Tootsie™ to keep her bigoted pie-hole shut.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Oct 29, 2012 8:45:29 AM


  5. That is the most mannish-looking "woman" I've evah seen, y'all!

    Posted by: Perry | Oct 29, 2012 8:51:35 AM


  6. I don't ever use it....but the C word sprang to mind when reading that. Bring them in to veto the bill right in front of them?

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Oct 29, 2012 9:02:50 AM


  7. Bets on Lingle when she will come out or be forced out of the closet- rumors have surrounded her for years & if she does come out- she will be the #1 pariah in the small community that is Hawaii. Total C word!!!!

    Posted by: ToddA | Oct 29, 2012 10:06:49 AM


  8. with a name like linda lingle she almost sounds like a character in a john waters movie. like prudence pingleton's uptight next-door-neighbor or something.

    Posted by: matt | Oct 29, 2012 10:17:40 AM


  9. How do you think the majority of white people in the south would vote in 1860 if they could vote to change the Constitution so white Christian slave masters could own slaves? When ever you give control over to a mob of haters to ask if they will give freedom to a majority you get slavery, it is written in the history books. You can not trust the masses to vote for freedom for minorities. That would be an injustice, just like the majority in the south would have voted to keep black slaves in the south. Who do these anti-gay Christians think they are fooling with their ask the masses what they want? That is why we have a legal system in America to protect the minorities, if we did not have justice in America the white Christian slaves masters would still be free to own African Americans as saves because everybody voted and agreed to have slaves. The Bible says that they can own slaves only now the white Christians removed that part after they lost the Civil War. White Christian slave masters lost their right to own a black human being and use them for free labor and sex.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 29, 2012 10:47:20 AM


  10. lingle is mitt romney in pants, and she lies just as freely. unless her entire face is botoxed, she has no human feelings at all. here's a whopper she is trying to sell, that she is a pol who works with both sides, a moderate, but her record contradicts that totally, and she is the chair of the romney campaign in hawaii. despicable woman

    Posted by: bandanajack | Oct 29, 2012 10:55:22 AM


  11. @Matt: Priceless!

    Posted by: Jeff R | Oct 29, 2012 12:16:33 PM


  12. I thought this b$tch, Lingle, had dropped dead!

    Time to visit my voodoo goddess, again!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Oct 29, 2012 1:13:13 PM


  13. @Gast: Do you actually believe in Hell? Really?

    Posted by: andrew | Oct 29, 2012 2:47:29 PM


  14. @ANDREW for people like Linda Lingle? Hell yes!

    Posted by: Gast | Oct 29, 2012 3:15:02 PM


  15. Lingle is ugly on the outside and the inside. She just sways back and forth with a smile on her face. Very scary. How appropriate this video of her is doing the rounds so close to Halloween ! I bet the local kids are terrified of going to her house on Halloween !

    Mazie did a great interview here and she stood firmly with us and didn't back down. I hope Hawaii realizes this woman has more integrity. Once again for all you self hating GRUBS (Gay Republicans) out there - take a look at which candidate is fighting for YOUR rights !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Oct 29, 2012 5:17:38 PM


  16. I don't understand why her sexuality is not being exposed in regards to her vehement opposition to equality for LGBTs, or in other words, for herself.
    Conservative Republicans are very likely the most psychologically unstable people around. The amount of self-hatred is unbelievable.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Oct 29, 2012 5:41:37 PM


  17. I get so mad when I watch people like Linda Lingle pretending to "wrestle with the issues". Yeah right. I bet the Mormon church bought her a new luxury car/a house or a yacht with Mitt Romney's tithe money. Or some off shore retirement account. Or maybe she is just an unfeeling robot of a person that needs to keep gays and lesbians in a second class or worse citizenship so she can feel better about her self. Or is so dumb she thinks the world is only 5000 years old and the holiness code from leviticus trumps the golden rule....

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Nov 2, 2012 3:05:07 PM


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