Friday, November 21, 2003

Conservatives on gay rights

Conservative pundit Andrew Sullivan on the divide amongst conservatives on gay marriage:

"The religious right may have taken over the institutional Republican Party. They may control the editorial voice of magazines like the Weekly Standard and National Review. But their shrill and deepening hostility to gay citizens and their adamant refusal to extend equal rights to them is not the only conservative voice out there. The president and vice-president have equally not engaged in the demonization of gay people that is becoming the core principle of far right groups like the Family Research Council. There is diversity here - and a rigid attempt to enforce a constitutional amendment will split conservatives just as surely as it will unite liberals. Is that something that's really in the interests of this administration?"

Republicans should learn the lesson of Schwarzenegger in California.


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