75 prominent Republicans sign statement in favor of gay marriage

Among them are Meg Whitman, who supported Proposition 8 when she ran for California governor; Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Richard Hanna of New York; Stephen J. Hadley, a Bush national security adviser; Carlos Gutierrez, a commerce secretary to Mr. Bush; James B. Comey, a top Bush Justice Department official; David A. Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s first budget director; and Deborah Pryce, a former member of the House Republican leadership from Ohio who is retired from Congress.

Ms. Pryce said Monday: “Like a lot of the country, my views have evolved on this from the first day I set foot in Congress. I think it’s just the right thing, and I think it’s on solid legal footing, too.”

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former Utah governor, who favored civil unions but opposed same-sex marriage during his 2012 presidential bid, also signed. Last week, Mr. Huntsman announced his new position in an article titled “Marriage Equality Is a Conservative Cause,” a sign that the 2016 Republican presidential candidates could be divided on the issue for the first time.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • sbark

    well that does it…….Hollywood tells me and now the GOP establishment ruling class elite tell me what I should think………

    “In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    • Neiman

      Excellent reply!

    • two_amber_lamps

      Cigar…!

  • Neiman

    Gay Marriage will be a national right, have no fear, there is no doubt of it, because via the Supreme Court, America has turned its back on Nature’s God, it has become thoroughly immoral in every possible way and while that pleases many people, please note this carefully: When the wrath of God falls, do not even think of repenting, it will be too late and all you that stand against God, because you rejected God, rejected Christ and embraced such evil, will suffer torments beyond your worse nightmares for your folly.

    Not because I want it to be so, many people I dearly love will take their place among you, most of the professing Church will join you. No, it will NOT be because cause God wants anyone to suffer, in fact He sent us Son to save “whosoever will,” most glorious, all-inclusive words, accept His Salvation. So, when Judgment falls, as darkness surrounds you in this life and utter darkness in eternity, you will have each chosen that destiny and will have no one else to blame.

    That is why I have come out from among them, I do not vote, I do not participate in this wicked world system anymore, as no one Left or Right in our land loves God, only those that are neither Left or Right, but only those born again.

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