Instead of fighting to expand the federal government through hate crimes laws or federal employment non-discrimination legislation, legislation that only impacts a sliver of gay people, we instead focus on issues like taxes, healthcare, retirement security, and the economy — we offer gay Americans pragmatic, common-sense conservative approaches to these issues that will improve their lives, as well as the lives of all Americans.
We believe strongly that the federal government doesn’t have all the answers to the challenges facing gay and lesbian families. Indeed, we believe that often the federal government is the problem — not the solution.
Exactly. The issue is not enacting new laws which single out gay people for protection, but removing laws which discriminate against us. We conservatives don’t ask government for favors, instead we instead that government leave us alone.
Nice to see the head of a gay conservative organization acknowledge this, manifesting an understanding for the bedrock ideals of American conservatism. We gay conservatives have been waiting for this acknowledgement for a long time. A long time.
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