DENVER– At a state Senate committee hearing on a same-sex civil unions bill held here Wednesday, a series of witnesses battered Republican lawmakers opposed to the bill, suggesting they were confused in their ideology, nonstrategic in their thinking and enslaved to an outdated anti-gay “hateful bigoted mantra.” The harsh criticism came not from Democrats and their allies but from Republicans testifying in favor of the bill on the basis of conservative principles and out of partisan interest in the future success of the party.
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The National Stonewall Democrats, the “national voice of LGBT Democrats” have launched a campaign urging gay and lesbian Republicans to not support “anti-LGBT GOP presidential candidates.”
After being tipped off by a recent Washington Blade article about GOP LGBT groups’ attempts to influence the Republican Party platform at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says those groups should expect a fight.
A group of gay conservatives have expressed concern over Michele Bachmann’s positions on gay rights. GOProud, a group of LGBT activists more conservative than the Log Cabin Republicans, hopes to defeat President Barack Obama in 2012 and is seeking audiences with all GOP candidates. But it’s Bachmann’s “big government” position on a federal constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples that has its members concerned
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is officially in the race for the GOP nomination for president and he’s already running into controversy. In a report on Politico, reporter Maggie Haberman reports Huntsman fundraising team is already trying to raise money from gay donors.
Bob Vitaletti has made volunteering as a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community representative for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign a second full-time job.
A volunteer since March of 2007, he expects to be paid in civil rights.