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09/22/2010

'Can't think of 2 men more deserving of gay rights honor,' says activist of post-Apocalyptic world where only 3 men remain

by Jeremy Hooper

The two men's lack of support should make LCR mad.

The invitation in the face of this lack of support will undoubtedly make non-GOP (and even some GOP affilaited) gays mad.

The acceptance of said invitation will surely make social conservatives mad.

Man bites dog. The Log spins madly on:

Breaking new ground in the Republican Party's relationship with the gay community, the leaders of the GOP's two congressional campaign committees will be honored at a fundraising reception hosted by the Log Cabin Republicans on Wednesday evening.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, are this year's recipients of the Barry Goldwater Award recognizing "leaders in the Republican Party who have served their nation with distinction in the model of the late Senator Barry Goldwater."
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Neither Texan has a particularly strong gay-rights record. Both oppose same-sex marriage and Cornyn, just on Tuesday, joined other Republicans in blocking consideration of an amendment to end Don't Ask Don't Tell. But being honored at the Log Cabin event is both remarkable and historic, reflecting a small but important tectonic shift in GOP politics. Casey Pick, the programs officer at the Log Cabin Republicans confirmed that it is the "first time" that a single head of a Republican campaign committee has attended the dinner.

FULL: 'Detente': GOP Leadership To Make Historic Appearance Before Gay Rights Group [HuffPo]
(H/t: LOrion)

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**For the record: Cornyn has as 0% HRC rating, sessions a whopping 6%: Congressional Scorecard [HRC]

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*UPDATE from Jim Burroway: Pete Sessions To Duck LCR Dinner [BTB]

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