Is It Really A “Debate” When 5 Of 7 GOP Candidates Wanna Ban Marriage Equality?

Would you like to return to the golden age of 2004 when Ken Mehlman was still closeted and Americans unified in opposition against terrorism governmental corruption giant robots homosexuality? Of course you would! That’s why you should vote for Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, or Rick Santorum. They all support a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality—at least they did in last night’s Republican Presidential debate. Even Ron Paul doesn’t think “rights” belong to “groups” like teh blacks or teh womenz.

So take it from Queerty, if you need to vote Republican for some insanely inexplicable reason, vote for Herman Cain CEO of Godfather’s Pizza—the only GOP candidate that considers battling against gay rights “a distraction.” We would say vote for gay GOP Fred Karger, but that guy will never appear in a televised debate let alone the Oval Office.

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  • TMikel

    It’s not a debate at all. The current so called debates are not held according to debate rules and serve only to further the candidates opportunity to toot his/he own horn and attempt to score points with the voting public. We don’t really learn anything of value and they are a waste or time for all concerned.

  • Jem

    As usual, the only intelligent candidate is Ron Paul.

  • Right Wingers Are Socioptahs (John From England)

    Shock not shock. Aren’t the GOP such sweethearts? Especially after they left the country in such a state for 8 years but hey ho, who cares about facts?

  • Right Wingers Are Socioptahs (John From England)


    Did you listen to what he said? He keeps on contradicting himself.

  • Janet

    Obama is such a homophobe. I’d rather these lovely GOP’s anyday

  • Sass-zilla

    I agree with JEM. Ron Paul is not saying that blacks and women and gays don’t have rights; He IS saying that no group should have a right that others don’t have. I really believe he does have our country’s best interest at heart. He wants to repair the economy (Audit the Fed), get out of war, end the war on drugs, and reinstall personal liberty.

  • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

    I don’t agree with all of Herman Cain’s social positions, but I can live with them as long as they’re private matters and not those of the Government. And he lives what he says; Godfather’s Pizza includes sexual orientation in it’s corporate non-discrimination policy….

    And Pres. Obama is still defending DOMA, so it’s NOT just the Republicans.

  • Thom Freeheart

    Looks like they all agree with Obama about gay marriage.

  • Kamuriie

    It really is unbelievable that, despite the entire nation continuing to become more receptive to gay rights issues, the GOP is essentially UNITED in the far-right, theocratic evangelical christian talking points.

  • Atlas

    Good. The more they act like ultraright wing facists the more likely they are going to lose the election. The Republicans need to get with the picture and become center-right since independents and moderates are the ones who decide elections, yet for some reason Republicans still only focus on the craziest of voters.

    And Ron Paul is still the only one I like.

  • Riker

    @Kamuriie: Only until the primaries are over. Once Mitt Romney gets the nod, he’ll drift back to the center.

  • dan4

    How HORRIBLE that these GOP candidates have the same position as our Democratic president on marriage? Thanks for doing your part, Queerty, in keeping liberals and progressives on the Democratic plantation.

    Again: social policies won’t matter if the United States of America fails to exist. Four more years of Obama (or anyone who shares his destructive vision of America), will guarantee just that.

  • Queer Supremacist - Gay Votes For Gay Candidates

    @Thom Freeheart: True that.

    It’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that the battle between Christianity and liberty is a zero-sum game. There’s already separation of church and state; we need a restraining order if we have to amend the constitution to do it.

    The only GOP candidates who deserve to live, never mind get anywhere near the White House, are Fred Karger and Gary Johnson.

    Vote Libertarian, not libertarian lite like Ron Paul.

  • jeff4justice

    CNN gave pro-equality Republican Presidential candidate Gary Johnson (and I guess Fred Karger too) the Ralph Nader treatment excluding him from the debates last night.

    They did it with Nader in ’00, Al Sharpton in ’04, and Mike Gravel & Ron Paul in ’08. Gravel had to fight his way into the HRC/Logo debate.

    This is the mainstream media conditioning voters who to vote and not vote for.

    I agree more and more with Jesse Ventura that we do not need political parties. We don’t need a Republican platform or a Democratic platform – we already have an American platform called the Constitution.

    The relationship between two-party system and voters is like that of an abuser and a domestic violence victim. No matter how awful it is, we just keep going back.

    I find it stunning that despite all the LGBT infighting and despite setbacks like Prop. 8, we make sooooooooooo much progress.

    Meanwhile, even though a growing number of voters are “decline to state” (since they don’t allow “independent” as an option in states like CA), we make so little progress in electing an alternative party or independent candidate.

    In addition to overturning Prop 8 in CA, we need to undo Prop. 14 (which thankfully is in the courts) which essentially eliminated the chances of non-Democrats and non-Republicans from winning.

    What’s more we need:
    -mandatory debates inclusive to all contenders (as if you or I could apply for a job without competing)
    -instant runoff voting
    -a coalition of alternative parties working to eliminate ballot access laws that favor the rich and typically exclude independent/alternative party candidates
    -voter guides with video by DVD and on the web instead of giant blah, blah, blah voter guides

    It’s stunning how we American’s enjoy variety of choice yet when it comes to voting we allow the media condition us to eliminating our options.

    Your and your butthole get to choose from several options of what toilet paper you wipe your ass with. Yet when it comes to electing politcal asswipes, we limit our choices to the 2party tyranny. Absurd!

  • Zhenya

    Ron Paul is intelligent!? Marriage should be left to the Church and not the government!? Ok, but then there would be no such thing as a legal “marital status”, spousal consent or joint income tax returns, just to name a few examples. As we were founded on the separation of Church and State, and marriage, according to Ron Paul, falls under “Church”, his argument is essentially that marriage should not be a legal union, but rather a “spiritual” (Christian) one. So apparently, only Christians get married, and only their churches should have the authority on deciding who else “deserves” to.

  • McGullen

    @Jem: “As usual,” right. That’s kind of what I would expect from Ron Paul’s cult base, which resembles a cult.

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