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Log Cabin Republicans Take Out Full Page Ad in 'The Hill' Urging GOP to Support Gay Marriage. Oppose DOMA

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The Log Cabin Republicans took out a full-page ad in The Hill today urging the GOP to support same-sex marriage and oppose DOMA.

Reads the text of the ad:

Log Cabin Republicans applauds those Republican Members of Congress who have signed on to the Respect for Marriage Act and urges other Republicans to follow their lead. To be the party of limited government, individual liberty, and fiscal responsibility, the Republican Party must stop standing in the way of caring adults building a family and a life together. A full 53 percent of Americans now support the freedom to marry. It's time for Republicans to stop spending taxpayer money defending DOMA and start defending the right of ALL Americans to pursue happiness with the person they love.

Said interim executive director Gregory T. Angelo:

"When Republicans focus on core issues of fiscal responsibility, low taxes, and jobs, we win elections. When Republicans do the right thing and support the freedom to marry for all Americans, we win new allies. Our new ad highlights this fact and urges the GOP to do what's right for America and for our future as a party."

Check out the full ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I for one am glad they did this. Isn't this (supposed to be) their whole purpose? Good on them.

    Posted by: Mikey | Jan 9, 2013 1:48:44 PM


  2. @LITTLE KIWI, excellent point about the choice of picturing two pretty women...hadn't even thought of that...the rest of your words (except for the "deepthroat the shotgun" part) are spot on, as usual. I see hints in RICK's comments/facade that he is cracking/bending a little. You might be the reason, LITTLE KIWI, you might be working your magic!

    Posted by: shane | Jan 9, 2013 1:49:28 PM


  3. Wow, I used to applaud Kiwi's comments on here a year or two ago. But it look like he's slowly going off the deep-end with hateful and bullying comments. I don't pity someone so young to be so hateful.

    As for LCR: Don't agree with them politically, but I applaud them for this. Republicans aren't going anywhere, and we won't change their minds from the outside, but only from within. Why don't people get that it's easier to convince someone/the GOP on this one issue (GLBT equality) if they/LCR agree on everything else (taxes, healthcare, etc)?

    Now I'm sure I'll get attacked and name-called for daring to have a different point of view than Kiwi. Gasp, diversity of thought!!

    Posted by: allergic_to_kiwi | Jan 9, 2013 1:55:24 PM


  4. simply put - where was this ad a couple months ago? OH, that's right. You can't bring up anti-gay Republican bigotry during an election.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 1:57:00 PM


  5. i like different points of view. i think most people do. what most people, myself included, loathe however are misogynistic, anti-gay, racist and hateful diatribes spewed by grown-adult closet-cases who don't have the orbs to be the Example that they demand others be.

    oh yes, my hateful bullying comments. RIiiiight. that's like running to a teacher and saying "this whole fight started when Kiwi hit me back!"

    *elegant curtsy*

    funny thing about the GOP - their anti-gay stance isn't even my biggest issue with them.

    and the reality is this - the GOP isn't about to drop their bigotry any time soon. Do you think Romney talked about gay marriage when in a room full of multi-millionaires? no.

    that's what low-ranking republicans do when in a room full of, well, the GOP's base: bigoted, uneducated, bible-thumping dunces. a GOP leader can't talk to those people about the specifics of the GOP's fiscal, tax and healthcare platforms, because their policies in NO WAY aid their base! so they instead have to rely on those wedge-issues.

    "Now, if you vote for me your taxes will go up, because you're not millionaires. but those millionaires will create jobs for you! well, they don't actually, but don't let that fact stop you from voting. Did you know Obama wants to make it legal for lesbians to give your daughters abortions in church while gay muslims teach your sons how to have anal sex in kindergarten? vote for us and we'll make sure that never happens! Also, something about guns."

    the GOP needs anti-gay rhetoric to trick their base into voting against their own interests.

    and the LCR doing this months after the election is proof enough that they have the courage and integrity of a bowl of mashed potatoes.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 2:04:20 PM


  6. "we should always take the high road and not stoop to the level of the Far Right, whose adherents are just as obnoxious, unreasonable, and out of the mainstream as adherents of the Far Left are."

    Oh, please. RICK criticizing the Far Right? That's like Ernst Rohm criticizing Hitler.

    You are the Far Right, RICK. You just happen to walk with a swish to the far left and then a swish to far right...and a swish to the far left and a swish to the far right....

    werk, Miss Rick (snap!).

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 9, 2013 2:14:41 PM


  7. Kiwi, you are every bit as much of a problem as Rick is. Intractable is not a good position to be in. You are just the stubborn lump who offers nothing to a discussion. I seriously hope that your existence has helped tons of gay kids (You always elude to actually doing something to help gay people, I will just give you the benefit of the doubt that the help you refer to is tangible aid given to humans who need it, not online bullying for the "right cause".), because if you aren't....

    Posted by: Fensox | Jan 9, 2013 2:15:58 PM


  8. i know. it's horrible that i'm intractable on my position that it's beyond useless, and indeed damaging, to be a closeted-homosexual who uses online forums to denigrate and demean 'effeminate men' and women and ethnic minorities. i'm, like, totes closed-minded to the possibility that i should become more closed minded.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 2:20:32 PM


  9. oh yes, my hateful bullying comments. RIiiiight. that's like running to a teacher and saying "this whole fight started when Kiwi hit me back!"

    *elegant curtsy*

    WHEN WERE YOU HIT IN THE FIRST PLACE? If you keep taking deep insults to your character every time you read anything you disagree with, yeah, I guess I could see how you got here. But you aren't playing the victim, are you? The victim-hood that you base your attacks from is really just the safety you add to your attack.

    If someone is being mean to you, sure be mean back. If people are talking, and you run in and insult everyone, you aren't retaliating, you are acting.

    Posted by: Fensox | Jan 9, 2013 2:20:58 PM


  10. Oh no, gurl. It aint insulting to moi. I've been Out since I was a teen, i cower before no one. But as long as hateful anonymous trolls are gonna come online to denigrate others from a place of anonymity, my @ss will call their B.S. Out.

    you don't seem very bright. good luck in life, sugarpie.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 2:28:05 PM


  11. What RICK represents is pure evil. How the f.ck can you reason with evil?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 9, 2013 2:28:35 PM


  12. Derrick, it's that thing - another coward will defend a coward that follows the same cowardly ideology.

    and then they'll be intellectually-dishonest and pretend it's about "difference of opinion"

    because, you know Derrick, you and i are like totes intolerant of the Different Opinions of the KKK as well.

    right? ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 9, 2013 2:39:07 PM


  13. This is surely a sign of the end of marriage as an institution. If the Log Cabin wants it shared with the gays it must be near its end.

    How many Republicans would marry if it held no tax advantage?

    And, Log Cabin is such an appropriate image for gay Republicans, people still living in the eighteenth century.

    Posted by: will anyone marry 100 years from now? | Jan 9, 2013 5:25:35 PM


  14. LCR may be out of step with the Republican Party on Obamacare. Boehner has flat out stated that it's the law of the land. period. Bachmann has authored a bill to repeal Obamacare - it has *no* sponsors. Last year the Republicans voted 30+ times for repeal. It looks now like they've given up.

    This is the next part of their vaunted ad campaign?

    Again, who is funding LCR?

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jan 9, 2013 8:27:46 PM


  15. gay republicans...for some reason it sounds like sci fy to me,but it proves that we are a diverse bunch and to steryotype us or anyone is futile and always wrong...

    Posted by: tom | Jan 9, 2013 8:34:39 PM


  16. gay republicans...for some reason it sounds like sci fy to me,but it proves that we are a diverse bunch and to steryotype us or anyone is futile and always wrong...

    Posted by: tom | Jan 9, 2013 8:34:40 PM


  17. Good for them.
    They finally did something right.

    Posted by: Andy | Jan 9, 2013 10:25:21 PM


  18. They might be doing it for the wrong reasons. But they might also be able to convince some GOP legislators to vote for LGBT rights. If they do that, I don't care about the reasoning behind it.

    Posted by: P | Jan 10, 2013 8:18:45 AM


  19. Pathetic assholes.

    Posted by: Monrocsol | Jan 10, 2013 8:26:26 AM


  20. First ad: NY Times. Second ad: Washington Post. Third Ad: The Hill. Looks like LCR has pretty much shot their wa....llet.

    Posted by: I'm just sayin' | Jan 10, 2013 7:31:46 PM


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