The Log Cabin Republicans yesterday endorsed John McCain, a candidate they call “inclusive.”
While the gay group’s all about McCain’s efforts to block a gay marriage amendment – a vote motivated more by federalism than equality – communications director Scott Tucker’s not entirely pleased with his party’s lackluster support for same-sex marriage.
The party, however, may be more open to progress than some think:
“Clearly, the tide is turning,” said Scott Tucker, communications director for the Log Cabin Republicans. “It’s important for the Republican Party to be inclusive on this issue, because we are risk of being on the wrong side of history.”
A CBS News/New York Times poll released Monday found that 49 percent of the delegates to the Republican convention support allowing same-sex marriages or civil unions. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Those numbers sure are reassuring, but many of the GOP’s leaders continue to come out against inclusive anti-discrimination laws, gay adoption and expansive hate crime legislation. Such decisions, we think, are even more important than marriage. And the party’s positions are not “right.”