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Republicans Still Oppose Marriage Equality, Sun Still Rises In East, Etc., Etc.

If you were going to take a stand against marriage equality, you probably wouldn’t do it at a meeting in Hollywood.

But then again, you’re probably not a Republican, because that’s exactly what the Republican National Committee has done.

Even better, one of the resolutions the RNC passed unanimously (of course) was introduced by Dave Agema, a Michigan legislator who has been honored by Queerty as Douche of the Week for his homophobic rantings on Facebook.

So now the party is once again on record for supporting traditional marriage.

The real drama is the tension that the RNC move is generating within the party. Last month, a post-mortem of the 2012 election debacle hinted ever-so-gently that perhaps the anti-gay thing might be a bit, you know, de trop.

In particular, it doesn’t sit well with young voters, and even with young Republican voters. But the party base, which has given us politicians of the Agema ilk, sees things entirely differently.

In fact, even as the rest of the country is getting more comfortable with marriage equality, a new poll finds that Republicans are as opposed to it as they were in 1999.  That’s the group the party is pandering to, even at the expense of its own future demographic demise.

Meantime, the right wing isn’t at all happy that the subject is even open to debate. The Family Research Council has called on its followers to stop donating to the GOP until the party draws a line in the sand on marriage equality.

Fun times all around.

By:          John Gallagher
On:           Apr 12, 2013
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    • ryan winters

      The fact is that this is going to hurt any advancement they have in winning the young vote in 2016. A conservative friend of mine, who I disagree with on a lot of things, wrote an article about what’s going to happen. I agree with it. http://thegenerationxconservative.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/the-generation-x-conservative-opinion-republicans-made-wrong-move-going-against-gay-marriage/

      Apr 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • flybob

      Umm, Mr, Gallagher,the Repub’s being on record as supporting traditional marriage isn’t news. EVERYONE supports traditional marriage. NO ONE is suggesting modifying the traditional rights of men and women to marry each other.

      The only issue up for debate is gay marriage. When we win gay marriage, then we will finally enjoy equal marriage — equal to the traditional marriage heteros will CONTINUE to enjoy without any change.

      Please don’t succumb the disgusting and desperate bigoted Republican misdirection that in attacking our civil rights they are somehow the victims.

      (I’m not using bigoted as a slur here. The Republicans’ vote against gay marriage is the dictionary definition of the term. I looked it up.)

      Apr 13, 2013 at 3:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      DO NOT impede these Republicans/TPartiers/social conservatives in their self-destruction!!! They are doing us a favor. Any enemy that aids our cause is doing us a great service. Any wins they hand to us now will be their downfall in the future! And we so appreciate your solid support for us, the power behind “the” people!

      Apr 13, 2013 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DOFEK

      What is traditional marriage? fucking Christian?. I am not Christian, never were
      and NOT gong to be ever!!. Christianity is a mental Illness, therefor all Christian are mentally ill. AdamHomo.

      Apr 15, 2013 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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