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05/12/2015

And which of your credible candidates support marriage equality *even now*, gay Republicans?

by Jeremy Hooper

This one comes from gay Republican Richard Grenell, but it's the kind of thing you see from gay conservatives all over Twitter:

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General idea: Hillary and POTUS didn't always support marriage equality, so that's funny or something. As if these two Democrats, who always supported strong civil unions and opposed marriage amendments and DOMA and the like, are forever wrong because it took them longer than some of us would've liked to come around to the right and only acceptable position.

The major elephant that these gay elephant-riders overlook? THAT NONE OF THEIR CANDIDATES SUPPORT IT EVEN NOW! Not a damn one. Not any that could possibly capture their party's nomination in 2016, at least. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

And not only are these gay Republicans without a credible candidate who supports it, but most of their likely candidates oppose just about every LGBT right under the sun. Theirs is a reality where all-out anti-LGBT activists like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum are credible primary contenders. Forget canceling the annual White House Pride Party—a GOP White House could become one that honors "Ex-Gay" Month instead (yes, that's a real thing).

So guffaw away, gay righties, at your fellow gay men who are in love and proud to support a candidate who has come to understand that anything less than full equality is unacceptable to these two and millions like them. Whatever makes you feel better about your unfortunately LGBT-hostile party's continued hostility, I guess.

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