Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Presidential candidate stances on gay marriage

I was curious about what the various presidential candidates positions were on the gay marriage issue (which I support fully). Boystowners compiled a list of positions on April 25 2007, and I don't think the positions have changed significantly since then. The only candidates in favor of Gay Marriage are Democrats Mike Gravel (Democratic Senator from Virginia) and Dennis Kucinich (Democratic Congressperson from Ohio). The rest of the Democrats support civil unions.

On the Republican side, Ron Paul thinks the federal government should have no role in deciding what a marriage is, and McCain is personally opposed to gay marriage but thinks it's an issue for the states to decide. The rest of the Republicans are opposed to gay marriage and civil unions. Rudy Giuliani has in the past been more gay friendly, but is now pandering to the homophobic base of the Republican party. So who knows how he'd act if elected.

The Boystowners site notes that Republicans feature their anti-gay marriage stances prominently on their websites, while Democrats do not feature their pro-civil unions stances in a similarly prominent matter. This is disappointing.

2 Comments:

Blogger Miguel said...

If you watch the debate the democrats had for a gay audience on Logo, Kucinich's answer on this subject is so plainly perfect that it makes it nearly impossible to take the front-running candidates seriously as human beings.

8:14 PM, October 31, 2007  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Check out our trailer on Gay Marriage. Produced to educate & defuse the controversy it has a way of opening closed minds &
creates an interesting spin on the situation: www.OUTTAKEonline.com

3:11 AM, November 01, 2007  

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