Schmidt: Gay Marriage Now A Conservative Cause

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    Schmidt: Gay Marriage Now a Conservative Cause | FrumForum

    August 31st, 2010 at 3:28 pm FRUMFORUM NEWS | 74 Comments |
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    Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt tells Sam Stein of the Huffington Post why gay marriage is now a conservative cause:

    “There is a strong conservative case to be made in favor of gay marriage,” former McCain campaign manager and fellow same-sex marriage fundraiser Steve Schmidt told the Huffington Post on Tuesday. “Marriage is an institution that strengthens and stabilizes society. It is an institution that has the capacity to bring profound joy and happiness to people and it is a matter of equality and keeping faith of one of the charters of the nation, the right to live your life. <more>
     
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    I agree. Support for gay marriage is actually a conservative opinion. The government should not legislate morality and we should not outsource morality to the government.
     
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    I don't see how it can be called conservative. I'd say libertarian. It seems popular to label it that way because of those who are conservative fiscally, but liberal/libertarian socially. That doesn't make it a conservative opinion, as any long-time social conservative would tell you.
     
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    any long time social conservative knows less than nothing about actual conservatism.
     
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    I wouldn't say that, rather there are two conservatisms, fiscal and social, and many don't subscribe to both.
     
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    If that's true, I'm no longer a conservative. But then, I've never really cared what I label myself.

    I don't see how empowering government to control and legitimize homosexual behavior and relationships is a good thing.

    If anything, government should stay out of it.
     
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    social conservatism is antithetical to true conservative thought.

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    Queer conservatives? Who would have ever thunk it???????????
     
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    Gays are becoming more conservative because they want to settle down get married and raise a nice family.

    I've seen this coming. It's ironic. Lol.
     
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    Indeed.
     

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