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Friday, April 11, 2008

Gay Republicans

posted by on April 11 at 9:41 AM

You would think after eight years of Rove/Bush—think of all those anti-gay marriage amendments—that there wouldn’t be any such thing as a gay Republican anymore. You’d be wrong. The Log Cabin Republicans held their annual convention in San Diego last weekend, and journalist Rex Wockner was there.

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Log Jammin Cabin. Amirite?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 11, 2008 9:47 AM

Stop with the identity politics! Not all of us gays support or want gay marriage. The government should not recognize marriages of any kind. Leave it to the religious institutions.

Posted by The Truth! | April 11, 2008 9:50 AM

I have to sorta agree that what is the point of getting married when you can loose your job or housing simply for being gay. First, lets make sure we can keep our jobs and homes then worry about getting married.

But there are a couple of those gay Republicans I would totally do, but then there were some pretty damn cute Nazi's as well know I will fuck anything if it is cute and hung!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 11, 2008 9:53 AM

Do we kill them?

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 11, 2008 10:33 AM

LCReps are all pro-gay marriage. They're trying to change the republican parties stance on that.

There's no need to be assholes about it; I for sure support the LCReps. they're basically an institution that, as far as I can tell, is trying to change the Republican party from the inside and accept gay marriage.

Just as Southerners are no longer pro Jim-Crow, the Republicans will eventually change their attitudes on gay marriage. LCRs are trying to hurry the process. Sure I don't think they'll succeed anytime soon. But I damn well support them.

Posted by john | April 11, 2008 10:38 AM

Southerners are no longer pro Jim-Crow? Who knew?

Also, I'm with Cato: If you're hot, I don't really care who you vote for. I may scold you afterward, but I'm not going to let that get in the way of getting laid...

Posted by Mike in MO | April 11, 2008 10:55 AM

They mostly only come out in the night time... mostly.

Posted by monkey | April 11, 2008 10:55 AM

Mr Poe, PLEASE, we have to fuck the cute ones first and THEN we kill them. Agreed?

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 11, 2008 10:59 AM

gay, thats like black republicans

gay libertarians-perfectly understandable

Posted by linus | April 11, 2008 11:01 AM


Every time I hear the argument that the government shouldn't recognize marriages of any kind (that it should just be a religious issue), I want to bang my head on a wall. Marriage as a legal entity has been a part of US laws since the country was founded. There are over a thousand specific legal rights and privileges federally, and several hundred at the state level, that are granted to married people.

Yes, in a perfect utopia, "marriage" would strictly be a religious thing, and the government would stay out of it. But the reality is that that is never going to happen. Marriage as a legal entity is firmly entrenched in our culture and legal system. It cannot be undone.

If you don't want to get married, fine. Don't. Nobody's telling you that you have to. But I don't think you should have the right to tell me that I can't get married to my boyfriend of 20+ years if I want to.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | April 11, 2008 11:25 AM

Geez Dan, isn't your mother's wake today? And you're sitting around slogging about the two or three losers still in the LCR? Time to reconsider your priorities....

Posted by Providence | April 11, 2008 11:36 AM

I'll bet my brother was there.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 11, 2008 11:51 AM

@11. I think the Stranger staff can set up automatic times for their post to come up on the website. So, he might have done this in advance.

Why don't you get off your damn high horse, eh?

Posted by Julie | April 11, 2008 12:09 PM

I never understood how anyone can support a party that doesn't support them. I have a friend down in Texas who's a rabid republican. However, she's also gay... and engaged... to a woman... who's a huge Hilary fan... and they're both wiccan/neo-Pagan/Sylvia Brown worshiping fools.

I told my friend about the LCRs, after she whined on her blog about how no one understood her and everyone hated her for her republicanism. I read a few things on their blog. It's very noble of them to stand up for what they believe, but no one seems to understand that the republican party is much less a party of ideals and political philosophies. It has been overtaken by right-wing Christian fanaticism. there is no room for thought. No room for reason. And there is no room for a wiccan gay woman or her posse (no matter how much they too lack in thought and reason.)

Such fucking bullshit. I will never vote for anyone who hates me and wishes I would rot in a fictitious hell.

Posted by slogerette | April 11, 2008 12:12 PM

Talk about voting against your own self-interest...

But maybe they're thinking that when the draft returns, McCain will insist gays can't be drafted??

@10 is SO right. Ubfortunately.

Posted by Ayden | April 11, 2008 12:24 PM

I'm a gay republican. Why should I be a democrat just because I'm gay. There are plenty of things that I don't agree about with the Democratic party. There is no perfect party out there. How about you let people support whoever they want. There is more to life than the Gay Agenda, which I obviously support. I'm not totally overwhelmed by the gay support shown by the lead Democrat contenders.

Posted by DW | April 11, 2008 12:37 PM

I thought all Republicans were gay.

Posted by skweetis | April 11, 2008 12:45 PM

@16, I am sure you would have been a gay Nazi as well.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 11, 2008 1:00 PM

It's because they all have dough and don't want to lose any of it to taxes. And to justify their greed, they come up with some shit like, "I can more efficiently spend my money than the government can."

OK...then repair some bridges, motherfucker.

It's all about money. That's where their priorities lie. Money uber alles.

Posted by Bauhaus | April 11, 2008 1:23 PM

I have voted Republican many times, for all good reasons, and I'm gay. To suggest that sexual orientation is hard wired with a political party is obnoxious and runs against the grain of promoting diversity. Take your bigotry elsewhere!

Posted by raindrop | April 11, 2008 1:50 PM

Clarifification: 'hard-wired' in the sense that gays are expected to vote for the Democrats.

Posted by raindrop | April 11, 2008 1:54 PM

@17 - yes, but they're supposed to get married to an unsuspecting hetero woman and stay in the closet.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 11, 2008 2:20 PM

@18: A la Ernst Roehm?

Posted by Christopher | April 11, 2008 2:44 PM

@20- "take your bigotry elsewhere" Um, shouldn't you tell that to your Rebublican cronies?

Posted by scott in chi-town | April 11, 2008 2:49 PM

Every time I read that the government should just stay the hell out of marriage I wonder to myself why it is that no one understands the *history* of marriage?

The church has "matrimony" as a sacrament, but it doesn't have "marriage". Marriage is historically a contractual arrangement sanctioned by the government. The fact that in many societies the government agent who acted as officiating notary for the marriage was also a priest, as in ancient Rome for example, should not confuse the issue and the two roles should not be understood to have been operating at the same time. The Christian church didn't take over the role of officiant until the Emperor Constantine made Christianity the religion of the state, and matrimony didn't become a sacrament of the Christian church until the early Middle Ages.

As far as I'm concerned, being an elderly single gay guy, the church can have all the matrimony it wants, but at some time in the not-too-distant future the government needs to give me and any prospective male mate the same rights and privileges and tax breaks it gives to straight people who register their marriages. Otherwise, words about equality are just words, no matter who speaks them.

Posted by Calpete | April 11, 2008 4:22 PM

@ 18

A gay nazi, yes I think that would have been perfect for me. That way I could feed the obsession I have for Jewish men.

That's the only thing I could think to say in response to such an utterly ignorant comment.

Posted by DW | April 11, 2008 4:53 PM

@25- Right on Calpete!! I wish I could have said it better myself!

Posted by scott in chi-town | April 11, 2008 4:53 PM

@25 Actually the christian thing to do is to stay celibate for life.
Matrimony/marriage is a least bad type option

Posted by dw | April 13, 2008 11:32 AM

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