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GAYPATRIOT EXCLUSIVE:
Full List of Republicans and Conservatives
Signing Prop 8 Amicus Brief

GayPatriot.org has been given the full list of the Republicans and Conservatives who have signed onto the amicus brief on the Prop 8 case pending before the US Supreme Court.

This list has been provided to me by a highly-placed Republican source familiar with the Prop 8 issue.

Clint Eastwood, Producer, Director, Actor, Mayor
Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank Group (2005-2007) and Deputy Secretary of Defense (2001-2005)
Cliff S. Asness, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Author
Charlie Bass, Member of Congress, 1995-2007 and 2011-2013
Thomas J. Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 2006-2008
Jeffrey Cook-McCormac, Senior Advisor, American Unity PAC
S.E. Cupp, Author and Political Commentator
Michele Davis, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Director of Policy Planning, Department of the Treasury, 2006-2009
Janet Duprey, New York State Assemblywoman, 2007-Present
Tyler Deaton, Secretary, New Hampshire Young Republicans, 2011-Present
Chris Edwards, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Press Advance, 2005-2007
Mark J. Ellis, State Chairman, Maine Republican Party, 2005-2006 and 2007-2009
Juleanna Glover, Press Secretary to the Vice President, 2001-2002
John Goodwin, Chief of Staff to Raul Labrador, Member of Congress,2011-2013
Mark Grisanti, New York State Senator, 2011-Present
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Director, Congressional Budget Office, 2003-2005
Cyrus Krohn, Digital Director, Republican National Committee, 2007-2009
Kathryn Lehman, Chief of Staff, House Republican Conference, 2003-2005
Alex Lundry, Director of Data Science, Romney for President, 2012
Beth Myers, Romney for President Campaign Manager, 2007-2008 and Senior Advisor, 2011-2012
B.J. Nikkel, Colorado State Representative and Majority Whip, 2009-2012 and District Director for Congresswoman Marylyn Musgrave, 2002-2006
Richard Painter, Associate Counsel to the President, 2005-2007
Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming State Representative, 2011-Present
Gregg Pitts, Director, White House Travel Office, 2006-2009
J. Stanley Pottinger, Assistant U.S. Attorney General (Civil Rights Division), 1973-1977
John Reagan, New Hampshire State Senator, 2012-Present
Adam Schroadter, New Hampshire State Representative, 2010-Present
Richard Tisei, Massachusetts State Senator and Senate Minority Leader, 1991-2011
John Ullyot, Communications Director, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, 2003-2007
Sally A. Vastola, Executive Director, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2003-2006
Jacob P. Wagner, Chairman, New Hampshire Federation of College
Republicans, 2012-Present
Dan Zwonitzer, Wyoming State Representative, 2005-present
Frances Fragos Townsend, Homeland Security Advisor to the President, 2004-2008
Brian Roehrkasse, Director of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, 2007-2009
Larry Pressler, U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1979-1997
Neel Kashkari, Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability, 2008-2009
Aaron Mclean, Press Secretary to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 2007-2011
Luis Reyes, Special Assistant to the President, 2006-2008 [or Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 2005-2006]
Josh Ginsberg, Deputy Political Director, Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor, 2006
Meghan O’Sullivan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004-2007
Jill Hazelbaker, Communications Director, John McCain for President, 2007-2008
Corry Schiermeyer, Director Global Communications, National Security Council, 2005-2007
Alicia Davis Downs, Associate Political Director, White House, 2001-2003
Ken Mehlman, Chairman, Republican National Committee, 2005-2007
Tim Adams, Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, 2005-2007
David D. Aufhauser, General Counsel, Department of Treasury, 2001-2003
Cliff S. Asness, Businessman, Philanthropist, and Author
John B. Bellinger III, Legal Adviser to the Department of State, 2005-2009
Katie Biber, General Counsel, Romney for President, 2007-2008 and 2011-2012
Mary Bono Mack, Member of Congress, 1998-2013
William A. Burck, Deputy Staff Secretary, Special Counsel and Deputy Counsel to the President, 2005-2009
Alex Castellanos, Republican Media Advisor
Paul Cellucci, Governor of Massachusetts, 1997-2001, and Ambassador to Canada, 2001-2005
Mary Cheney, Director of Vice Presidential Operations, Bush-Cheney 2004
Jim Cicconi, Assistant to the President & Deputy to the Chief of Staff, 1989-1990
James B. Comey, United States Deputy Attorney General, 2003-2005
R. Clarke Cooper, U.S. Alternative Representative, United Nations Security Council, 2007-2009
Julie Cram, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director White House Office of Public Liaison, 2007-2009
Michele Davis, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Director of Policy Planning, Department of the Treasury, 2006-2009
Kenneth M. Duberstein, White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President, 1981-1984 and 1987-1989
Lew Eisenberg, Finance Chairman, Republican National Committee, 2002-2004
Elizabeth Noyer Feld, Public Affairs Specialist, White House Office of Management and Budget, 1984-1987
David Frum, Special Assistant to the President, 2001-2002
Richard Galen, Communications Director, Speaker’s Political Office, 1996-1997
Mark Gerson, Chairman, Gerson Lehrman Group and Author of The Neoconservative Vision: From the Cold War to the Culture Wars and In the Classroom: Dispatches from an Inner-City School that Works
Benjamin Ginsberg, General Counsel, Bush-Cheney 2000 & 2004
Adrian Gray, Director of Strategy, Republican National Committee, 2005-2007
Richard Grenell, Spokesman, U.S. Ambassadors to the United Nations, 2001-2008
Patrick Guerriero, Mayor, Melrose Massachusetts and member of Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1993-2001
Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce, 2005-2009
Stephen Hadley, Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, 2005-2009
Richard Hanna, Member of Congress, 2011-Present
Israel Hernandez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, 2005-2009
Margaret Hoover, Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, 2005-2006
Michael Huffington, Member of Congress, 1993-1995
Jon Huntsman, Governor of Utah, 2005-2009
David A. Javdan, General Counsel, United States Small Business Administration, 2002-2006
Reuben Jeffery, Undersecretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, 2007-2009
Greg Jenkins, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance, 2003-2004
Coddy Johnson, National Field Director, Bush-Cheney 2004
Gary Johnson, Governor of New Mexico, 1995-2003
Robert Kabel, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, 1982-1985
Theodore W. Kassinger, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, 2004-2005
Jonathan Kislak, Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture for Small Community and Rural Development, 1989-1991
David Kochel, Senior Advisor to Mitt Romney’s Iowa Campaign, 2007-2008 and 2011-2012
James Kolbe, Member of Congress, 1985-2007
Jeffrey Kupfer, Acting Deputy Secretary of Energy, 2008-2009
Kathryn Lehman, Chief of Staff, House Republican Conference, 2003-2005
Daniel Loeb, Businessman and Philanthropist
Alex Lundry, Director of Data Science, Romney for President, 2012
Greg Mankiw, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-2005
Catherine Martin, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director for Policy & Planning, 2005-2007
Kevin Martin, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, 2005-2009
David McCormick, Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, 2007-2009
Mark McKinnon, Republican Media Advisor
Bruce P. Mehlman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 2001-2003
Connie Morella, Member of Congress, 1987-2003 and U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2003-2007
Michael E. Murphy, Republican Political Consultant
Michael Napolitano, White House Office of Political Affairs, 2001-2003
Ana Navarro, National Hispanic Co-Chair for Senator John McCain’s Presidential Campaign, 2008
Noam Neusner, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Speechwriting, 2002-2005
Nancy Pfotenhauer, Economist, Presidential Transition Team, 1988 and President’s Council on Competitiveness, 1990
J. Stanley Pottinger, Assistant U.S. Attorney General (Civil Rights Division), 1973-1977
Michael Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, 2001-2005
Deborah Pryce, Member of Congress, 1993-2009
Kelley Robertson, Chief of Staff, Republican National Committee, 2005-2007
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Member of Congress, 1989-Present
Harvey S. Rosen, Member and Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-2005
Lee Rudofsky, Deputy General Counsel, Romney for President, 2012
Patrick Ruffini, eCampaign Director, Republican National Committee, 2005-2007
Steve Schmidt, Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President, 2004-2006
Ken Spain, Communications Director, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2009-2010
Robert Steel, Undersecretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, 2006-2008
David Stockman, Director, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1985
Jane Swift, Governor of Massachusetts, 2001-2003
Michael E. Toner, Chairman and Commissioner, Federal Election Commission, 2002-2007
Michael Turk, eCampaign Director for Bush-Cheney 2004
Mark Wallace, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for UN Management and Reform, 2006-2008
Nicolle Wallace, Assistant to the President and White House Communications Director, 2005-2008
William F. Weld, Governor of Massachusetts, 1991-1997, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General (Criminal Division), 1986-1988
Christine Todd Whitman, Governor of New Jersey, 1994-2001, and Administrator of the EPA, 2001-2003
Meg Whitman, Republican Nominee for Governor of California, 2010
Robert Wickers, Republican Political Consultant
Dan Zwonitzer, Wyoming State Representative, 2005-present

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37 Comments

  1. Wow! What a bandwagon

    Comment by rusty — February 27, 2013 @ 7:40 pm - February 27, 2013

  2. So basically, these people are saying their opinion means more than the voting citizens of CA? Whether Prop 8 is wrong or write is up the voters, not people who assume their “expertise” makes their opinions more valid.

    Comment by Chip — February 27, 2013 @ 7:51 pm - February 27, 2013

  3. I see where you’re coming from Chip, but I disagree that voters always get things right.

    Comment by Joseph — February 27, 2013 @ 8:33 pm - February 27, 2013

  4. This list is actually depressing. For or against gay marriage, ALL Republicans and conservatives should be united that this is a legislative matter, not a matter for the courts. What this group of people have done, is written a brief begging SCOTUS to legislate. And that is very troublesome.

    Comment by AmericanElephant — February 27, 2013 @ 9:33 pm - February 27, 2013

  5. This week’s theme;

    מנא ,מנא, תקל, ופרסין
    Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — February 27, 2013 @ 9:53 pm - February 27, 2013

  6. #4 – “This list is actually depressing.”

    Especially with the current SCOTUS.

    Comment by Richard Bell — February 27, 2013 @ 11:10 pm - February 27, 2013

  7. Gosh, I wish Meg had been elected governor of CA.

    Comment by Left Coast but Leans Right — February 28, 2013 @ 12:11 am - February 28, 2013

  8. Well, I’m in the minority here, but I think that it is appropriate for the courts to rule on issues that impact civil rights/liberties. Some things are legislative, I get that, but this one I just happen to disagree.

    Comment by Joseph — February 28, 2013 @ 1:52 am - February 28, 2013

  9. True conservatives believe that the Constitution and Bill of Rights protects the rights of all Americans regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, or whatever other bigoted reason people want to give to withhold equal rights.

    Comment by David — February 28, 2013 @ 7:05 am - February 28, 2013

  10. Sorry David, ‘true conservatives’ don’t believe in a universal ‘right’ to government recognized marriage. I personally find it revolting that you think a 50 year old marrying a 10 year old is fine, for example.

    Comment by The_Livewire — February 28, 2013 @ 7:49 am - February 28, 2013

  11. Livewire you have it backwards. Government doesn’t have the right to “recognize” that marriage is solely between a man and woman.

    Your second statement is a completely distorted and disturbing response based on nothing that I have ever said that indicates significant underlying personal issues. You should seek professional help with why you feel the need to lash out and make false statements about someone who’s comment you disagree with.

    Comment by David — February 28, 2013 @ 8:27 am - February 28, 2013

  12. Joseph,

    Perhaps changing the definition of marriage involves neither a civil right nor an issue of liberty.

    Comment by heliotrope — February 28, 2013 @ 8:27 am - February 28, 2013

  13. The only one I can’t get my head around, is S.E. Cupp. I just don’t get it, unless she has been at CNN too long.

    Tell us on the doll, S. E., where those evil liberals have touched you…

    Comment by BigGator5 — February 28, 2013 @ 8:40 am - February 28, 2013

  14. #13 – That may be the case, Gator…

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    PS – Just my own $0.02, but I am depressed that the list contains a bunch of RINOs and “squishy” Republicans who think that their world revolves around the admiration and validation of those mortally opposed to them (i.e. progressives and socialists).

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 28, 2013 @ 9:38 am - February 28, 2013

  15. @David

    No, you have it backwards. The People have the right to apply conditions for the government to recognize contracts, and restrict the application of the same. This has been done in all 50 states. But then again, given you’ve said that keeping 50 year olds from marrying 10 year olds is ‘bigoted’ I’m not surprised at your lack of understanding.

    Indeed, [i]Baker v. Nelson[/i] is the court upholding that people have the right of self determination and that they (through the states) can set conditions on what conditions are met.

    9.True conservatives believe that the Constitution and Bill of Rights protects the rights of all Americans regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, or whatever other bigoted reason people want to give to withhold equal rights.

    You’re the one with the open ended statements Dave. Clearly anyone who opposes any form of equality is ‘bigoted’ in your mind. So you must support lowering/removing age of consent laws. After all, you’re ‘withholding equal rights’ from those who want to bugger young children. And I’m sure you wouldn’t want to be a ‘bigot’ would you?

    Perhaps you shouldn’t be surprised when people take you at your world.

    Comment by The_Livewire — February 28, 2013 @ 11:13 am - February 28, 2013

  16. The comment that the voters are not always right is well taken. That is exactly why we have Obama for President and all manner of corruptocrats in Congress. But I do not believe the founders intended for the Supreme Court to have the power they have taken for themselves. Maybe it would help those who think otherwise to read Mark Levin’s “Tyranny and Liberty.”
    As to another issue which is not actually related to the above comment, I do think GOProud should be included at CPAC.

    Comment by Linda Strickland — February 28, 2013 @ 11:13 am - February 28, 2013

  17. A better option might be Levin’s “Men in Black.”

    Comment by Linda Strickland — February 28, 2013 @ 11:16 am - February 28, 2013

  18. Linda, I agree with you on all counts in your post.

    Comment by The_Livewire — February 28, 2013 @ 11:47 am - February 28, 2013

  19. Why David Frum signed the amicus brief (Daily Beast):

    As a conservative concerned with stabilizing families to rely less on government aid, I have been convinced: I’ve been worrying about the wrong thing. Stopping same-sex marriages does nothing to support families battered by economic adversity. Instead, it excludes and punishes people who seek only to live as conservatives would urge them to live. Treating same-sex partnerships differently from husband-wife marriages only serves to divide and antagonize those who ought to be working together.

    Like many signatories of the amicus brief, my thinking has been influenced by the fine example of the many committed, devoted same-sex couples I know. At least as much, however, I have also been swayed by an intensifying awareness of the harm culture-war politics has done to my party. Culture-war politics have isolated the GOP from the America of the present and future, fastening it to politics of nostalgia for a (mis)remembered past. Culture-war politics have substituted for relevant cultural policies aimed at encouraging the raising of children within married families. Worst of all, culture-war politics has taught the GOP to talk to America as if the nation were split into hostile halves, as if more separates Americans than unites them.

    Comment by rusty — February 28, 2013 @ 11:56 am - February 28, 2013

  20. Nice to see the list of people who wish to overturn our votes

    Comment by Kyle — February 28, 2013 @ 12:22 pm - February 28, 2013

  21. I don’t see Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity there. Ergo, nothing will change.

    Comment by facesofkoridai — February 28, 2013 @ 6:05 pm - February 28, 2013

  22. Video: What most schools don’t teach:

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/02/video-what-most-schools-dont-teach.html

    Comment by Steve — February 28, 2013 @ 6:14 pm - February 28, 2013

  23. I voted No on 8 and would vote for gay marriage again if it were ever placed on the ballot, but the issue should be decided by the voters, NOT the courts. Whether gay marriage is good or bad policy is irrelevant to the court decision – unless Prop 8 is unconstitutional it has to be upheld. All this list tells me is how many purported conservatives don’t understand the Constitution.

    Comment by Irving Washington — February 28, 2013 @ 11:44 pm - February 28, 2013

  24. Big deal. A group of closeted homosexuals and bisexuals hiding behind the progressive and conservative monikers. The goal of the SCOTUS is to address the collusion within the federal judiciary and the APAs/ABA among its homosexual bisexual jurists and court officers since the revision of the ALIMPC in 1955 meant to indoctrinate the population into accepting the sociopathic behavior of homosexuals and bisexuals and the subsequent normalization of neurotic behavior and its associated paraphilias to children.

    Gay ‘marriage’ not a right, prohibiting gay adoption not ‘discrimination’: European Court of Human Rights (REJECTION OF THE SOCIAL ACTIVISM OF THE APAs/ABA AND THE SWEDISH MODEL IN THE INTEREST OF CHILDREN)

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-marriage-not-a-right-prohibiting-gay-adoption-not-discrimination-europe#

    Russians overwhelmingly endorse ‘gay propaganda’ ban

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/russians-overwhelmingly-endorse-gay-propaganda-ban?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=448adc7414-LifeSiteNews_com_Canada_Headlines_04_19_2012&utm_medium=email#

    From the Republican Party…………………..

    Republicans Quietly Retreat on Gay Marriage
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/273209_Republicans_Quietly_Retreat_on
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74661.html

    From the Obama administration………………..

    Obama says in the memo:
    “I declared before heads of state gathered at the United Nations, ‘no country should deny people their rights because of who they love’ . . . Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action . . . as we in the United States bring our tools to bear to vigorously advance this goal.”

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/06/presidential-memorandum-international-initiatives-advance-human-rights-l

    02242013_Oscar Night_1st Lady presentation_wearing the affectations of a sadomasochistic freak

    Comment by rjligier — March 1, 2013 @ 4:46 am - March 1, 2013

  25. The who’s who of closeted homosexuals and bisexuals within the Republican Party masquerading as progressives, conservatives, and federalists. ROFLMAO. The SCOTUS has to address the collusion within the federal judiciary and the APAs/ABA amongst homosexual bisexual jurists and court officers as no evidence supports the legalization of homosexual marriage and adoption.

    Gay ‘marriage’ not a right, prohibiting gay adoption not ‘discrimination’: European Court of Human Rights (REJECTION OF THE SOCIAL ACTIVISM OF THE APAs/ABA AND THE SWEDISH MODEL IN THE INTEREST OF CHILDREN)

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-marriage-not-a-right-prohibiting-gay-adoption-not-discrimination-europe#

    Russians overwhelmingly endorse ‘gay propaganda’ ban

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/russians-overwhelmingly-endorse-gay-propaganda-ban?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=448adc7414-LifeSiteNews_com_Canada_Headlines_04_19_2012&utm_medium=email#

    From the Republican Party…………………..

    Republicans Quietly Retreat on Gay Marriage
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/273209_Republicans_Quietly_Retreat_on
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74661.html

    From the Obama administration………………..

    Obama says in the memo:
    “I declared before heads of state gathered at the United Nations, ‘no country should deny people their rights because of who they love’ . . . Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action . . . as we in the United States bring our tools to bear to vigorously advance this goal.”

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/06/presidential-memorandum-international-initiatives-advance-human-rights-l

    02242013_Oscar Night_1st Lady presentation_wearing the affectations of a sadomasochistic freak

    Comment by rjligier — March 1, 2013 @ 4:53 am - March 1, 2013

  26. The who’s who of closeted homosexuals and bisexuals within the Republican Party masquerading as progressives, conservatives, and federalists. ROFLMAO. The SCOTUS needs to address the collusion within the federal judiciary and the APAs/ABA amongst its homosexual bisexual jurists and court officers to legalize homosexual marriage and adoption and subsequently the normalization of neurotic behavior and its associated paraphilias to children without replicable, empirical data to support their position.

    Gay ‘marriage’ not a right, prohibiting gay adoption not ‘discrimination’: European Court of Human Rights (REJECTION OF THE SOCIAL ACTIVISM OF THE APAs/ABA AND THE SWEDISH MODEL IN THE INTEREST OF CHILDREN)

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-marriage-not-a-right-prohibiting-gay-adoption-not-discrimination-europe#

    Russians overwhelmingly endorse ‘gay propaganda’ ban

    http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/russians-overwhelmingly-endorse-gay-propaganda-ban?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=448adc7414-LifeSiteNews_com_Canada_Headlines_04_19_2012&utm_medium=email#

    From the Republican Party…………………..

    Republicans Quietly Retreat on Gay Marriage
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/273209_Republicans_Quietly_Retreat_on
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74661.html

    From the Obama administration………………..

    Obama says in the memo:
    “I declared before heads of state gathered at the United Nations, ‘no country should deny people their rights because of who they love’ . . . Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action . . . as we in the United States bring our tools to bear to vigorously advance this goal.”

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/06/presidential-memorandum-international-initiatives-advance-human-rights-l

    02242013_Oscar Night_1st Lady presentation_wearing the affectations of a sadomasochistic freak

    Comment by rjligier — March 1, 2013 @ 4:57 am - March 1, 2013

  27. 14.#13 – That may be the case, Gator…

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    PS – Just my own $0.02, but I am depressed that the list contains a bunch of RINOs and “squishy” Republicans who think that their world revolves around the admiration and validation of those mortally opposed to them (i.e. progressives and socialists).

    While I generally loathe the term ‘RINO’, I notice that most, if not all, the names were of people who had either previously come out in favor of same-gender marriage, or at least in favor of civil unions [eg, Jon Huntsman]. With one possible exception, I don’t see anyone on the list who appears to have had an epiphany on the issue—which is what I think might motivate some on the issue to also reconsider. The other post on the topic referred to a “cultural earthquake”. This list is more representative of a special occasion dance party at a gay bar.

    Comment by RSG — March 1, 2013 @ 7:49 am - March 1, 2013

  28. Wonder if they’d like to stand up for Chick fil A‘s actual rights while they’re at it.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 1, 2013 @ 12:13 pm - March 1, 2013

  29. NRO’s counterpoint to the letter.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 1, 2013 @ 4:13 pm - March 1, 2013

  30. THE GAYS ARE CORRUPTING THE CHILDREN

    Comment by Rattlesnake — March 1, 2013 @ 5:13 pm - March 1, 2013

  31. I voted No on Prop 8 and was disappointed when it passed but I have a problem with the court stepping in to define marriage.

    One of the few bright spots in last year’s election from my point of view was that 3 states voted to legalize same-sex marriage. It is only a matter of time.

    I would like to see a proposition on California’s ballot to overturn Prop 8. I’d vote for it happily, but until then it should stand.

    Comment by Andrew — March 1, 2013 @ 11:54 pm - March 1, 2013

  32. The court is unlikely to make a broad ruling on gay marriage. I think they’re gonna sidestep the bigger debate on marriage and focus on a California only ruling either way. I even think Prop 8 has a better chance of survival than does DOMA since that’s a federal issue. If the court goes DOMA no and Prop 8 yes then it’ll make clear gay marriage a state’s rights issue. Also I don’t believe Anthony Kennedy (despite what gay lefties like to rant) a devoted ally to either side. People forget that back in 2000 there was suit came up that challenged the Boy Scouts’ of America statue banning homosexuals being scout leaders and it was upheld 5-4 with Kennedy in the majority. I consider myself a libertarian and I believe marriage is a state’s rights issue and decided not by the Feds or the courts (though I personally believe marriage as between a man and a woman). Also I hate the saying “gay marriage is inevitable”. It’s not inevitable when you’ve still got a lot of opposition.

    Comment by Jonathan Gillispie — March 2, 2013 @ 1:25 pm - March 2, 2013

  33. Yeah, I agree with Peter Hughes in #14. Most are kind of RINO anyhow, so I don’t look to them for how the conservative movement or the GOP should be on same-sex marriage. And how many are CURRENT elected members of anything? I don’t think any. Again, I do not particulary favor same-sex marriage. BUT, if the voters of California do in a future proposition, I will support is as the law of the state of California. It is about state-rights for me. And FTR, will CPAC just stop the carnage and let GOProud sponsor and attend?

    Comment by Mark J. Goluskin — March 3, 2013 @ 12:55 am - March 3, 2013

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  35. Government doesn’t have the right to “recognize” that marriage is solely between a man and woman.

    David, I’m afraid that it does. Government-sponsored marriage is a licensing scheme. The purpose of all licensing schemes is precisely to discriminate among people, in some fashion. Fundamental rights precede government (morally and logically) and are inherent to individuals; while licenses that incorporate multiple individuals into new legal entities (like corporations, families, etc.) are creations of government and, as such, are public policy instruments – NOT fundamental rights of individuals.

    I support gay marriage, just because I think the exclusion of same-sex couples from government-sponsored marriage licensing is bad public policy. I support legislative (not judicial) efforts toward gay marriage.

    Comment by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) — March 4, 2013 @ 12:03 am - March 4, 2013

  36. P.S. Before you try to whip out the _Loving_ decision, note well that:

    - In the end it supported a “freedom” to marry, not a universal individual right; and
    - It supported that freedom for mixed-race couples, because of the 14th Amendment’s prohibition of all discrimination involving race. The 14th Amendment does not similarly prohibit discrimination (especially if the courts perceive the discrimination to be rational) involving gender or, more precisely, the question of mixed-gender vs. same-gender couples.

    Comment by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) — March 4, 2013 @ 12:13 am - March 4, 2013

  37. Sorry to see David ran away from logic.

    Jeff, one reason I see conservatism as the ‘big tent is we can civilly disagree. I think that the government should legislatively create ‘Fred’ you think it should just legislatively change marriage. IT is the civil discussion, and the precision of the language that is the importance of the debate.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 6, 2013 @ 11:35 am - March 6, 2013

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