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  •  There are multiple factions (5+ / 0-)

    The Washington post did a poll on both Marriage Equality and overall political opinion.

    POLL: Tea Party Members Adamantly Oppose Marriage Equality

    Marriage Equality is a defining issue for the Religious Right, like abortion.  88% opposition.

    Tea Partiers in this poll hate it even more than the Religious Right does. I can't explain that. 94% opposition. However, this contradicts the results of some focus groups, reported at GOP civil war! Poll shows Tea Party disdains religious right and Inside the GOP: Report on focus groups with Evangelical, Tea Party, and moderate Republicans (PDF)

    Libertarians are inconsistent on this and all other issues, but many favor government not standing in the way of those who wish to marry. (Not broken out by WaPo.)

    The Country Club/Wall Street/1%/Chamber of Commerce faction just wants this issue to go away so we can go back to cutting taxes and regulations.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 12:12:32 PM PST

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    •  I can help a bit wth your confusion (2+ / 0-)
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      The "original" Tea Peepz were all about spending, NOT social issues - many could be described as libertarian/social moderates. The "movement" was eventually co-opted by hardline conservatives, with a strong disdain for "Teh Uppity" as well.

      I still amazed the Speaker was willing to give a huge F U to Eli Lilly?

    •  Although a lot of the sons and daughters, (0+ / 0-)

      sisters, brothers, aunts & uncles of the Country Club/Wall Street/1%/Chamber of Commerce faction quietly want to come out of the closet.

      "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

      by jakewaters on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 04:28:39 PM PST

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      •  And as Harvey Milk explained long ago (1+ / 0-)
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        the faster they do, the faster we can get past this nonsense. Except for teenagers who, as we have been learning in the last few years, risk being thrown out of the house into homelessness if they come out.

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 05:55:34 PM PST

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        •  Cries out for a Rainbow underground railroad (0+ / 0-)

          Those are some powerfully sobering statistics.

          But there are tolerant families out there who have raised LGBT kids and families of adult gays and lesbians who are now married or in civil unions, who might be open to fostering or adopting.

          The kids on the street now didn't think they had an option.  If we get our acts together maybe we can make one for the kids who might otherwise follow.

          The answer doesn't lie in state or federal $ but in
          the love inside the hearts of those among us who accept them for who they are.

          Any volunteer railroad workers out there?

          "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

          by jakewaters on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 07:53:27 PM PST

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          •  You can contact the shelters and other (0+ / 0-)

            agencies who help these young people, and you can contact any of the LGBT rights groups that deal with the problems of coming out. Let us know if you get any of them working together.

            I'm putting my energies into education and Marriage Equality, and I am not in a position to deal with fostering teenagers. But I will help anybody who is.

            Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

            by Mokurai on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 08:32:55 PM PST

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