Tag Archives: GOP Homophobia

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Biden Bashes Homophobes

There’s homophobes still left. Most of them are running for president, I think.

— Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by The Hill.

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Most Republicans Still Against Gay Marriage

63%

Of Republicans oppose the Supreme Court’s backing of gay marriage, which gives hope for conservative presidential candidates who have come out strongly against marriage equality, a new Reuters poll finds. “When asked in general whether they support allowing same-sex couples to marry, 51% of Americans say they do, while 35 percent oppose it. Forty-eight percent of independent voters back gay marriage, making it difficult for a conservative Republican to win general election votes on the issue.”

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Ted Cruz Would Be a ‘Watchman on the Wall’ in ‘Game of Thrones’

The modern Democratic Party has become so radical, so extreme, that they have determined that their devotion to mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states trumps any allegiance to religious liberty under the First Amendment. We’ve got an obligation, as this conference recognizes, to be watchmen on the wall.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by Time.

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Ted Cruz Thinks Gay Rights Has Something to Do with Sex

Is there something about the left — and I am going to put the media in this category — that is obsessed with sex?

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by the Texas Tribune, when asked about gay rights.

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Most Republicans Say They Would Attend a Gay Wedding

56%

Of Republicans would attend the gay wedding of a loved one if invited, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. That compares with 80% of Democrats and 70% of independents, who said they would go. Overall, 68% of Americans would attend, the poll showed, while 19% would not and 13% were unsure.

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Anti-Gay Gay Republican Outs Himself Via Grindr

That’s what gay guys do on gay sites, don’t they? That’s how things happen on Grindr. It’s a gay chat site. It’s not the first thing you do on that site. That’s what we do, exchange pics on the site.

— North Dakota State Rep. Randy Boehning (R), confirming he was “Top Man!” on Grindr and saying he doesn’t think sending a graphic photo of himself to a stranger is a lapse in judgment, as Grindr is an adult site where users often exchange such images, reported Mediaite. After Rep. Boehning voted against a bill that would have expanded anti-discrimination rights for LGBT citizens, the Fargo Forum published a front page featuring his photo and the photos of every representative who voted against the bill. Dustin Smith, a 21-year-old Bismarck resident, recognized Boehning as a Grindr user named “Top Man!” who’d been flirting with him for a year and sending him pictures, some with his face, and at least one dick pic.

Poetic Justice

Jenner’s Gender Up-Ender

We weren’t shocked that Bruce Jenner wants to be a woman,
But we were appalled that he’s a transgender Republican.
Will the party of Lincoln
Accept the ex-Olympian?
They should, so they could say, “At least we’ve got one of ’em.”

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Carson: Incarceration Causes Homosexuality

A lot of people who go into prison straight, and when they come out they’re gay.

— Ben Carson, quoted by Politico, arguing that homosexuality is a choice.

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Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens to Expose Affairs Over Gay Marriage Ban

I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and I know of many who are and have. I will call our elected officials who want to hide in the closet out.

— Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd (D) warned her colleagues there would be consequences if they continues to oppose same-sex marriage, the Times Daily reports.

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Well, at Least We Know Jeb’s Take on Gay Marriage in 1994

Should sodomy be elevated to the same constitutional status as race and religion? My answer is No.

— Jeb Bush, quoted by BuzzFeed, arguing against gay marriage in a 1994 Miami Herald op-ed piece.