Friday, June 27, 2014

GOP Senator Favors 'Gay Marriage' to Get Elected

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced this week that she supports deviant sexual behavior across America because so many other people (mostly judges) do so -- besides, otherwise her Democrat challenger, former ACLU director Shenna Bellows, could win the election in November.
"Nearly 44 percent of Americans live in a state where same-sex couples can be legally married, and I believe this number will only continue to grow."
-- Sen. Susan Collins, career politician
In order to get elected in the past, Collins had kept a lid on her enthusiasm for homosexual advocacy.

Earlier this week, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said same-sex "marriage" and abortion are non-issues.

For background, read GOP Platform OKs Abortion & 'Gay Marriage' at Nevada Convention and also read GOP Funds Pro-abortion Homosexual Candidates as well as GOP Has Failed the Nationwide Marriage Amendment Test

-- From "Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage" by Matt Bradwell, UPI 6/26/14

Collins publicly announced her support for same-sex marriage after the Human Rights Campaign, America's largest LGBT advocacy group, endorsed her re-election over Democrat challenger Shenna Bellows.

Collins is the fourth Republican senator to endorse marriage equality, after Mark Kirk of Illinois, Rob Portman of Ohio and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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From "GOP Sen. Collins declares support for gay marriage" by Catalina Camia, USA TODAY 6/26/14

“A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that decision,” Collins said in a statement issued Wednesday. . . . Collins previously has said the issue was best handled by the states.

The senator was endorsed for re-election Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. Chad Griffin, president of HRC, cited Collins’ efforts to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the policy that had prevented openly gay members of the military, and her vote for the Employer Non-Discrimination Act, known as ENDA.

“It seems the dam has finally broken: from local legislators to United States Senators, Republicans around the country are coming to the common-sense conservative conclusion that marriage equality strengthens society and is no threat to religious liberty,” said Gregory Angelo, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay Republicans.

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From "Susan Collins becomes fourth GOP senator to publicly support same-sex marriage" by Mario Moretto, Bangor Daily News Staff 6/25/14

Collins has long maintained that the question of same-sex marriage is one for each state to decide on its own.

While Collins had never made her personal stance on same-sex marriage known, she voted twice — in 2004 and 2006 — against proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution that would have codified in the highest law that marriage only existed between one man and woman.

Collins also helped shepherd the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, through the Senate. That bill protects LGBT people from workplace discrimination.

Collins’ support for same-sex marriage puts her out of step with the Maine Republican Party’s official stance, enshrined in its platform, that marriage exists only between one man and one woman.

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Also read 'Gay Marriage' NOT Protected, Says Lone Appellate Judge

And read 'Gay Marriage' Not Favored in Polls, Only in Court