Thursday, 8 September 2011

"GOP must reconsider same-sex marriage"

GOP must reconsider same-sex marriage - Opinions "As someone who is a registered Republican but identifies as libertarian, people are sometimes surprised that I vehemently support LGBTQ rights. However, given the current "don't tread on me" mentality of the right-wing, conservatives who still believe gay couples should not be granted the same rights as straight couples are simply inconsistent; it is their views that should be shocking.
A very libertarian theme that Republican candidates have recently expressed is that the government should stay out of one's personal affairs, especially when it comes to health care and taxes, both hot-button issues of the Tea Party movement. A conservative who believes strongly in individual rights should then fully support allowing the government to marry individuals of all sexual orientations, since the government should have no say in who can or cannot wed. "

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