GOP chairman, lawmaker take heat on gay marriage

Mar 8, 2013 Full story: Sunherald.com 16

The state Republican Party's central committee will meet Saturday to consider firing chairman Pat Brady, largely because he spoke out in favor of a bill to end Illinois' ban on gay marriage.

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#1 Mar 8, 2013
The tide has turned in our favor.

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#2 Mar 8, 2013
But Republicans insist on swimming against the tide. No mean feat in Illinois.

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#3 Mar 8, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
But Republicans insist on swimming against the tide. No mean feat in Illinois.
Illinois is a cesspool of corruption and violence no matter who is in office there.
Heather from LI

Danbury, CT

#4 Mar 8, 2013
It's funny that the blacks are allowed to get married but they choose not to, and half the time homosexuals are banned from marriage and they constantly cry about it!

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#5 Mar 8, 2013
Heather from LI wrote:
It's funny that the blacks are allowed to get married but they choose not to, and half the time homosexuals are banned from marriage and they constantly cry about it!
It's been that way for decades. Why do you think that is funny ?

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#6 Mar 9, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
But Republicans insist on swimming against the tide. No mean feat in Illinois.
Some Republicans are now swimming with the tide as well.

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#8 Mar 9, 2013
Quest wrote:
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Some Republicans are now swimming with the tide as well.
No. They're caught in an eddy.
john e

Geneseo, NY

#9 Mar 9, 2013
Homer wrote:
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Most queers are swimming in sewage whether they're Rep. or Dem.
You looked lonely, so we hopped in with you.

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#10 Mar 9, 2013
Okay, we're drowning in swimming metaphors......

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#12 Mar 9, 2013
So what's the consensus?

Will they dump his as chairman??

My guess is no.

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#13 Mar 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
So what's the consensus?
Will they dump his as chairman??
My guess is no.
I read that they cancelled the meeting.

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Littleton, NH

#14 Mar 9, 2013
Guess who instigated the meeting? NOM was sure they had the votes lined up to fire the chairman, but they were rebuffed. There are still enough GOP who want to get rid of him, but they won't kowtow to NOM.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Mar 9, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
<quoted text>
I read that they cancelled the meeting.
Yep, apparently they didn't have the votes to remove him and didn't want the embarassment of a failed vote.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#16 Mar 9, 2013
The big question is will the House vote this week?

Rep Harris has said he won't bring it to the floor for a vote unless he's certain he has the 60 votes needed to pass. So if we hear a vote is scheduled, that's a very good sign.

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#17 Mar 9, 2013
Do you know when the Illinois session ends? If this is stuck, there's a good possibility that it will get new momentum after the Supreme Court decisions.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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#18 Mar 9, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
Do you know when the Illinois session ends? If this is stuck, there's a good possibility that it will get new momentum after the Supreme Court decisions.
Session ends May 31st, so it's likely they have to act before an opinion comes out.

I'd suspect they'll do it sooner rather than later.

Minnesota will probably be in April or May after they finish up their budget.

Rhode Island, Delaware, & New Jersey will almost certainly wait for the SCOTUS opinion(s) in June.

It still amazes me we have 5 states actively working on marriage bills, plus California of course.

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