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How Barack Obama Is Letting Republicans Like Carly Fiorina Dog Gay Marriage

Debating sitting Democratic U.S. senator Barbara Boxer, Republican challenger Carly Fiorina relied upon none other than her opponent’s top dog — Barack Obama — to excuse her position on same-sex marriage. This is becoming quite the modus operandi for anti-gay GOPers.

“I do believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, but also have been consistent and clear that I support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples,” Fiorina says. “The Defense of Marriage Act had broad bipartisan support. And actually, the position I’ve consistently espoused is consistent with that of our president and a vast majority of senators in the U.S. Senate.”

We’ve been here all week, seeing how some Republicans are taking advantage of the Democrats bailing on LGBTs by maneuvering into the “ally” corner. But that doesn’t mean all Republicans are — and Fiorina is an example of that class which continues to shield their pro-discrimination stances by just jock nodding the Democrat-in-Chief.


By:          Ryan Tedder
On:           Sep 2, 2010
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    • Bareback Hussein Osama

      LOL, didn’t I give them all cover? Now go back to hating Coulter and Mehlman!

      Sep 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR

      She has a point. Until the Dems develop a backbone, the Republicans will continue to hide behind the fact that the PotUS favors civil unions. It’s a pretty powerful statement to te average American viewer…

      Sep 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paschal

      She is opposed to the repeal of the so-called DOMA which means that she does NOT have a position consistent with the President.

      Sep 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paschal

      @Paschal: *with that of the President.

      Sep 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      If you guys don’t like Carly and her opposition to same-sex marriage, wait until the start trotting out the opinions of former employees who were laid off during her reign at HP!

      Sep 3, 2010 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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