An Emotional Appeal for Gay Rights by a Republican

Life is complicated.  Let’s keep it simple.  Everyone on this planet deserves to be respected and loved.

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  1. Glenn Crownover
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 08:09:00

    A compassionate plea, and always refreshing to hear a republican take a reasonable stance on this issue. For the first three minutes, it seemed as though she came to support gay rights through logic and empathy, seeing the parallels between her marriage and love for her husband and those seeking that same relationship with a same sex partner. I was then a bit disappointed at the 3:20 mark when she revealed her daughter was gay, and that it was this experience that influenced her strong belief.

    Seeing a mother or father rethink their political or philosophical views based on new experiences is not something to condemn. And this is infinitely more compassionate than the mother/father who “disown” their kids due to differences over things like this. But I am frustrated that conservative folks seem to limit the breadth of their vision to arms length. It seems that unless a direct family member is effected by an issue, they are unable to show any solidarity at all.

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    • Livin Like Livvey
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 17:49:24

      So true and I had the same reaction. It is very sad that many have to have a personal experience in order to have compassion, but at least she didn’t turn her back or condemn her daughter.

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  2. Jean-François
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 00:51:16

    I was a bit disappointed at the 3:20 mark as well, but at least she argued her point from a broader perspective. Hopefully that hit home with at least a couple of people in the room.

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