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Lesbian Republicans, Long a Rare
Political Breed, Raise Their Profiles

New York Times, by Sarah Wheaton

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Posted By:horstschmidt, 11/25/2012 6:27:57 PM

In 1996, Kathryn Lehman was a soon-to-be married lawyer working for Republicans in the House of Representatives. One of her major accomplishments: helping to write the law that bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. Sarah Longwell, the secretary of the Log Cabin Republicans, at the group´s Spirit of Lincoln awards dinner in September. Today, Ms. Lehman, 53, is no longer married, or straight. And she is a lobbyist for Freedom to Marry, which is devoted to overturning the very law she helped write, the Defense of Marriage Act. But Ms. Lehman is still a fervent Republican.

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Check out the comments to learn what "tolerance" means on the left.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lazlototh, 11/25/2012 6:47:52 PM     (No. 9033564)

I´m libertarian and have no qualm with women like these. Libertarianism is what led me away from democrats. I felt that the government should generally stay out of bedrooms of unrelated consenting adults the same way that it ought to stay out of what I read and say. Over time, and many paychecks, I concluded that the government ought generally to stay out of wealth that I earned or created, and that it ought to stay out of most of my life - with obvious exceptions for things like defense expenditure. That led me to conclude that pretty much everything that democrats advocated was only achieved by government coercion. There are many in the party who like me came here because of libertarian approaches.

These people are independent thinkers and productive members of society. I hope we don´t run them out of the party.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/25/2012 7:15:49 PM     (No. 9033582)

Please, get back in the closet. Enough!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 11/25/2012 7:16:22 PM     (No. 9033583)

Very cogent #1.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gam, 11/25/2012 7:18:55 PM     (No. 9033587)

People are what they are and that´s their business. We have much bigger fish to fry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: flatwater, 11/25/2012 7:40:30 PM     (No. 9033605)

What is rarer than a lesbian Republican?

A Republican working at the New York Times.

Oddly, the Treason Times isn´t concerned one bit....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/25/2012 7:45:50 PM     (No. 9033613)

Here is my solution. Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, but at the same time, make strap ons illegal.
If you don´t want the real thing, baby, then you can´t go the artificial route.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 11/25/2012 7:45:52 PM     (No. 9033614)

I don´t care and have no need to know. If they think they are married, they have no brains.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Michaelus, 11/25/2012 7:55:59 PM     (No. 9033618)

So if she goes back to her husband is she still a lesbian? Did she get married in 1996 because way back then all women were supposed to marry and have children? ?!?!


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Feebie, 11/25/2012 8:35:08 PM     (No. 9033652)

Certainly, they are more American than half of this country´s citizenry - and especially our President. I´m with #1.

I´d break bread, do business or befriend these women any day of the week and twice on Sundays. Married or not.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BcdErick, 11/25/2012 8:40:45 PM     (No. 9033658)

The best advice here is read the comments on the article. Intolerance? Hate? You got it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 11/25/2012 8:42:21 PM     (No. 9033659)

Tell that to Liz Cheney, or Tammy Bruce, #2.

These women are our secret weapons against the Leftist Nazis who want to destroy our country. We have got to show how much we care about our constitution over people´s sexuality, for God´ sake!

I don´t agree with a lot of behaviors amongst my fellow Republicans, but I can agree we need a True Conservative in the White House when it´s election day. Why draw the line at homosexuality? Heteros haven´t been behaving very well lately (can your spell Petraeus?), either. We still need his vote on our side. If we want to save this fair republic, we better make our tent bigger. Period.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/25/2012 8:45:46 PM     (No. 9033662)

I hope we don´t either, #1. There are aspects of the conservative base that I am uncomfortable with and the intolerance of gays and lesbians is definitely one.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/25/2012 9:04:42 PM     (No. 9033674)

There are three right-minded radio hosts who regularly and effectively fill an hour with no calls or guests -- Limbaugh, Levin and Tammy Bruce. She´s special, no doubt.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: tusker, 11/25/2012 9:09:25 PM     (No. 9033681)

Another example of the infiltration of Communists, Marxists, Liberation Theology Social Engineers, anarchists, Islamists, etc., aka "liberals", into the GOP all of whom are enabled by the likes of wrapped in a flag McCain groping and groveling and slobbering across, and in, the isle.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: anonymous, 11/25/2012 9:32:55 PM     (No. 9033697)

This article is yet another attempt by the New York Times to use gay people to fight its culture wars. It does this on a periodic basis so as to remind the gay community about those "horrible, mean Republicans who don´t want you to have equal rights". It is pure fake journalism that trades on identity politics to foster an "us versus them" mentality in those who enjoy playing the victim card.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bubber, 11/25/2012 9:39:29 PM     (No. 9033703)

Please, can we just get back to saving the country???...and let the states handle the state issues...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: neanderthal, 11/25/2012 11:52:55 PM     (No. 9033777)

The institution of marriage collapsed when the government got involved less than 150 years ago. Before that all marriages were religious rituals performed only by clergy (and sea captains) in churches. The church defined what marriage was and that was the end of it.l All marriage records were kept in churches along with baptism and death records. Of course, people couldn´t get married unless the clergy approved of the couple. When the gov´t got involved,as is always the case, what was once a spiritual event in human life became just another opportunity to exploit for gov´t revenue.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NotaBene, 11/25/2012 11:59:08 PM     (No. 9033781)

Progressives press their advantage. Soon it will be obligatory.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/26/2012 1:02:26 AM     (No. 9033809)

Could we focus on Benghazi ?

What people do in the privacy of their home is none of my business, but please-keep it there.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: montanabound, 11/26/2012 1:15:00 AM     (No. 9033814)

#12, you mean Mary Cheney. Liz Cheney is married (to a man) and has five children.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 11/26/2012 1:27:51 AM     (No. 9033820)

Yes, thanks for the correction. And Lynn Cheney raised them both. As conservatives we need to welcome our gay community. They worked hard for Obama´s reelection. They manned phones & gave heavily. Why? Two reasons:

The hope of gay marriage federally recognized & legalized.
Healthcare for everyone regardless of income.

They will be sadly disappointed on both counts -- and we need to be ready to receive them with solutions that they can live with. Medical care reform of some kind (as in vouchers or a better set of standards for insurance companies & hospitals, and immigration reform), and a compromise of a federally mandated civil union that works just like marriage with employers, property, benefits, etc.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hammock, 11/26/2012 2:49:31 AM     (No. 9033841)

It´s true that the article´s comments on the site are a hoot! I haven´t heard such political correctness blather since the 70´s. Screamingly funny was the poster stating that "The essence of homosexuality is to refuse the conventionality of the Patriarchal power structure..." I was getting flashbacks!

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