GOP leader won't say if he supports g...

GOP leader won't say if he supports gay marriage

There are 16 comments on the The News-Gazette story from Apr 9, 2013, titled GOP leader won't say if he supports gay marriage. In it, The News-Gazette reports that:

The top Republican in the Illinois House won't say how he would vote on a measure that would allow same-sex couples to marry.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Apr 9, 2013
I'm a Libertarian, NOT a Republican.

But Republicans are SUPPOSED TO BE IN FAVOR OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND MAXIMUM LIBERTY FOR EACH ADN EVERY PERSON. Therefore, if Republicans TRULY BELIEVE IN, AND SUPPORT, THEIR BEDROCK PRINCIPLES, THEY SHOULD SUPPORT EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICANS.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#2 Apr 10, 2013
That's because his position is still 'evolving.'

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#3 Apr 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I'm a Libertarian, NOT a Republican.
But Republicans are SUPPOSED TO BE IN FAVOR OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND MAXIMUM LIBERTY FOR EACH ADN EVERY PERSON. Therefore, if Republicans TRULY BELIEVE IN, AND SUPPORT, THEIR BEDROCK PRINCIPLES, THEY SHOULD SUPPORT EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICANS.
A valid point, Foxy, but did you have to shout it?(Hint: all caps = shouting).

You can actually be a pretty reasonable guy, I've noticed, as long as you stay away from religion, judging other people's character, and pontificating about spelling. But Republicans -- now, you do know a thing or two about those people!:)

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Apr 10, 2013
How can anyone not know if they support Marriage Equality after it being one of the most contentious public matters for something like ten years. Especially since it is coming up for a vote soon. These people are supposed to be leaders. That means they are supposed to be out front on these issues, regardless of which side they are on. Coward.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Apr 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I'm a Libertarian, NOT a Republican.
But Republicans are SUPPOSED TO BE IN FAVOR OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND MAXIMUM LIBERTY FOR EACH ADN EVERY PERSON. Therefore, if Republicans TRULY BELIEVE IN, AND SUPPORT, THEIR BEDROCK PRINCIPLES, THEY SHOULD SUPPORT EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICANS.
Now compare that to those "evil democrats" who now are all lining up in support of marriage rights for all Americans.

Gee, maybe you're supporting the wrong party?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Apr 10, 2013
RalphB wrote:
How can anyone not know if they support Marriage Equality after it being one of the most contentious public matters for something like ten years. Especially since it is coming up for a vote soon. These people are supposed to be leaders. That means they are supposed to be out front on these issues, regardless of which side they are on. Coward.
Obviously you've confused these politicians with actual human beings!

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#7 Apr 10, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Obviously you've confused these politicians with actual human beings!
Ooops, sorry about that.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Apr 10, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Now compare that to those "evil democrats" who now are all lining up in support of marriage rights for all Americans.
Gee, maybe you're supporting the wrong party?
No. Because Democrats are Marxists-Leninists, who WORSHIP ONLY Karl Marx, Friedrich Engles, Uncle Joe Stalin, The Kennedys, Jimmy Carter, and The Obamaniac.

They are Evil. PURE EVIL.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Apr 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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No. Because Democrats are Marxists-Leninists, who WORSHIP ONLY Karl Marx, Friedrich Engles, Uncle Joe Stalin, The Kennedys, Jimmy Carter, and The Obamaniac.
They are Evil. PURE EVIL.
And yet they support equality while your GOPasaurs continue to oppose it.

Yep, that confirms you're a complete moron.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#10 Apr 16, 2013
If he "won't say", then he's a worm. If he was a real Conservative, he'd stand up loud and proud denouncing gay "marriage". Looks like another gutless RINO to me...

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Apr 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
If he "won't say", then he's a worm. If he was a real Conservative, he'd stand up loud and proud denouncing gay "marriage". Looks like another gutless RINO to me...
Actually, IF he were a REAL Conservative, he would be publicly SUPPORTING EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS regardless of sexual orientation. One of the bedrock principles of a conservative is SMALL government, MAXIMUM Liberty, and a belief in "the government is best when it governs the least".

I think Clint Eastwood would agree with all of those things.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#12 Apr 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Actually, IF he were a REAL Conservative, he would be publicly SUPPORTING EQUAL MARRIAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS regardless of sexual orientation.
Um no. REAL Conservatives support REAL marriage. Democrats are the party that support gay "marriage". Nice try though.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Apr 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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Um no. REAL Conservatives support REAL marriage. Democrats are the party that support gay "marriage". Nice try though.
You're wrong. As usual.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#14 Apr 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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You're wrong. As usual.
You make a statement that Conservatives support gay "marriage", and my refuting that statement makes ME wrong?? You'd better do some research on what Conservatives believe because even a third grader knows that they're for traditional marriage.

Of course, I'm sure you think that everyone must believe what you believe, and anyone who doesn't is "wrong".

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Apr 16, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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You make a statement that Conservatives support gay "marriage", and my refuting that statement makes ME wrong?? You'd better do some research on what Conservatives believe because even a third grader knows that they're for traditional marriage.
Of course, I'm sure you think that everyone must believe what you believe, and anyone who doesn't is "wrong".
I'm a Libertarian. I believe in EQUALITY for EVERYONE. even dumbbells like you.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#16 Apr 16, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I'm a Libertarian. I believe in EQUALITY for EVERYONE. even dumbbells like you.
Good for you, but we're not talking about you. I love how your M.O. Is to change the subject anytime you're discredited.

Yawwwwn, I grow tired if your ignorance. Going back to watching High Plains Drifter.

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