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    Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Nationally, it's not clear whether Portman's support for gay marriage would be an obstacle for his presidential ambitions.
    A Gallup poll this year found support for legal recognition of same-sex marriages at a record high, with 55 percent in favor of it. Republicans remain broadly opposed, with just 30 percent favoring legal recognition for marriages between same-sex couples, but support has increased greatly over the last few decades. At the same time, Gallup's data show that 78 percent of Americans under the age of 30 support legal gay marriages, suggesting that support will continue to grow.
    I like him. He's pro-gay marriage and isn't afraid to show it. Can't say the same for a lot of other liberal Republicans...
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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I like him. He's pro-gay marriage and isn't afraid to show it. Can't say the same for a lot of other liberal Republicans...
    If you want him to have a chance, for God's sake don't call him a liberal Republican. He is more of a Goldwater Republican (like me), which is not liberal, but rather pragmatic and reasonable, but still conservative where it matters and in what the party was formed to represent. We fought against slavery for goodness sake - we should be fighting against social slavery in the form of creating second class citizens now.
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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I like him. He's pro-gay marriage and isn't afraid to show it. Can't say the same for a lot of other liberal Republicans...
    I like him too. Lots of people do.

    I don't know that I'd call him a "Liberal Republican" though. He's almost Libertarian.
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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

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    I like him. He's pro-gay marriage and isn't afraid to show it. Can't say the same for a lot of other liberal Republicans...
    His career is over.

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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I like him too. Lots of people do.

    I don't know that I'd call him a "Liberal Republican" though. He's almost Libertarian.
    Considering Libertarians espouse the nonsense that government should get out of marriage, as where liberals argue for legal recognition of it, I'd say he's a liberal Republican.
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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    His career is over.
    In Ohio yes, it is. Because the bigots would rather let a liberal Dem get into office that will ruin the country instead of a Senator that supports SSM.

    Yes, we know what the bigots would rather have.

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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    In Ohio yes, it is. Because the bigots would rather let a liberal Dem get into office that will ruin the country instead of a Senator that supports SSM.

    Yes, we know what the bigots would rather have.
    So anyone that isn't for gay marriage is a bigot? Is that your contention?

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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So anyone that isn't for gay marriage is a bigot? Is that your contention?
    The bigots are the ones with the irrational fears of gays (those that think gays are out to "convert" the population to homosexuality) as well as those that are perfectly ok with other things that are sins being legal and not fighting to make them illegal.

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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The bigots are the ones with the irrational fears of gays (those that think gays are out to "convert" the population to homosexuality) as well as those that are perfectly ok with other things that are sins being legal and not fighting to make them illegal.
    How vague.

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    Re: Gay marriage issue now linked to Ohio senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I like him. He's pro-gay marriage and isn't afraid to show it. Can't say the same for a lot of other liberal Republicans...
    Being pro gay marriage I would think would hurt Portman in the primaries if he decided to run. I do not think he could ever be nominated by the GOP. Now I have never heard of Portman having presidential ambitions before either. That is new to me.

    There are a lot of fiscal conservatives out there unaligned with the Republicans because of their stances on social issues. I think one day the GOP will have to decide between the religious right and those unaligned fiscal conservatives.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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