Log Cabin Defends Sarah Palin’s Gay “Choice” Remarks

This will surely get your blood boiling!

The Log Cabin Republicans – a gay group that endorsed John McCain and described running mate Sarah Palin as “inclusive” – today defended Palin, who last night said being gay is a choice.

Comparing Palin’s “non-judgement” to that of other Americans, communications director Scott Tucker released the following statement:

In this interview, Gov. Palin expressed her support for a gay friend of 30 years and reiterated that she doesn’t judge people. She said she’s ‘not going to judge Americans and the decisions they make in their adult personal relationships.’ Frankly, I think that’s where most Americans are in their attitude toward gay and lesbian people.

Gov. Palin didn’t ramble uncomfortably about a ‘lifestyle’ or use the opportunity to reiterate her opposition to marriage for gay couples. She didn’t use the opportunity to express opposition to any gay rights legislation. Gay Democrats are pouncing on her use of the word ‘choice’ in talking about gay people. But, when asked the direct question by Charlie Gibson in a previous interview whether people choose to be gay, she said she didn’t know. Again, I think that’s where the vast majority of Americans are on this issue-they simply don’t know whether people choose to be gay.

We know that people don’t ‘choose’ their sexual orientation and we’ll continue educating all Republicans about that issue.

Nice work citing a previous interview, Tucker. Palin’s remarks last night make clear she’s given the topic more thought – but not enough – and has chosen to rely on tried-and-true right-wing ideology.

We understand that some gay people identify more with the GOP, but don’t just bend over and take it for the sake of party inclusion. Stand up and defend yourself! You do know what the solution step to the gay “choice,” right? Correction.