Adam Polaski

Surprise! Republican Candidates Oppose Marriage Equality

Filed By Adam Polaski | August 12, 2011 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Ames Iowa, GOP debate, Iowa, Jon Huntsman, marriage equality, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, presidential election, Republican debate, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul

Last night, the politicians vying for the Republican presidential nomination participated in a debate in Ames, Iowa where, obviously, the marriage equality issue came up. All of the candidates - Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, or Jon Huntsman - voiced their opposition to marriage equality, although Huntsman voiced support for same-sex civil unions - which likely contributed to the conservative network's viewers giving him an overwhelming "thumbs down" via Fox News' live approval ratings system (watch the bottom of the screen). Bachmann in particular bragged about being the key author of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

This is the debate, by the way, that Fox News banned openly gay candidate Fred Karger from participating in, although he met all of the criteria.

Check out the video, via Think Progress.

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Surprise, so do Democratic presidential candidates. Your beloved Barack Obama as well.

But, hey, it's not enough to give Democrats our votes because at least solid dung is better than diarrhea. No, your rhetoric fuels the morons who paid ridiculous amountss of money per plate on New York to have the president come tell them in the eve of the NY SSM vote that he was against gay marriage.

True to form though, Americans treat their politics like they do their sports. Pick a team and let the vassalage roll.