Radical/Progressive Queer News and Commentary
from Memphis, Tennessee
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Republicans Reject Gay Rights
The Log Cabin Republicans have been very silent lately... their hero John McCain flip flops on listening to the military leaders on Don't Ask Don't Tell, and now even more evidence that the GOP is not the place for gays. Abraham Lincoln wold not even be welcome in the Republican Party today!
According to the Daily Kos, the poll was conducted by calling 2,003 self-identified Republicans nationwide between January 20 and 31. Notwithstanding the wisdom of putting gay rights up for debate in a poll, here are the relevant questions and results:
Should openly gay men and women be allowed to serve in the military?
Yes 26% No 55% Not Sure 19%
Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?
Yes 7% No 77% Not Sure 16%
Should gay couples receive any state or federal benefits?
Yes 11% No 68% Not Sure 21%
Should openly gay men and women be allowed to teach in public schools?