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‘Gay Republican’ Is Not an Oxymoron. Wait. Right?

Gay Republicans are adorable! So are their coming out stories, sitting their parents down to tell them they … voted for Bush. Now that we’ve got two supposedly “leading” gay GOP groups (Log Cabin Republicans, GOPride), these folks no longer have to hide in the shadows. Come out, come out wherever you’re barred. Because while we accept you, we need you to explain to “those ignorant types” how you get off on identifying with a party that continues to actively discriminate against your kind.

The one argument we agree with: At the very least, gay Republicans force both parties to compete for our vote. And there’s nothing wrong with competition. Otherwise, we’re left with this by default.