The Republicans are totally dominating the news cycle this week. Not only is everyone all over Sarah Palin and the party’s national convention, but the gays simply can’t stop talking about the Log Cabin Republicans’ endorsement of presidential hopeful John McCain.
We were mad, of course, and then Chris Crain piped up, and now Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese has come out swinging:
John McCain claims to be a maverick who breaks with his party, but on matters of LGBT equality, he’s shown that he’s anything but. He actively campaigned for a constitutional amendment that would have banned marriage and domestic partnerships for same-sex couples in his home state of Arizona.
Sarah Palin has also supported bans on marriage and even domestic partner benefits in Alaska. The Republican Party, McCain and Palin’s party, has declared in its platform that they want to pass the federal marriage amendment.
Their party’s platform also calls gay and lesbian Americans unfit for military service, supports policies that would allow faith-based organizations to deny us jobs and services using federal dollars, and attacks judges who acknowledge our equality under the law. The Human Rights Campaign endorses mavericks on both sides of the aisle- neither John McCain nor Sarah Palin is among them.
On another note, if Solmonese and Log Cabin leader Patrick Sammon were to get into a fight, who would win?