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  •  I suspect easily 60% of the country is this way (8+ / 0-)

    The only thing that's changed over the last 40 years is that a lot of people know someone close to them who is gay.  I know some people right now who sound like Portman pre-disclosure who are going to have to make the same choice he has.

    This really isn't a Democrat/Republican thing.  His is the attitude of someone who has had his world expanded.

    Now, what is a Republican thing is trying to keep gays/blacks/hispanics/whatever segregated so that they can maintain their power.

    "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

    by anonevent on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:59:25 AM PDT

    •  I think it has less to do with DOMA (1+ / 0-)
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      Silvia Nightshade

      and more to do with a general way of thinking.  

      In this case its about homosexuality.  What if his next child loses a job, or runs out of health insurance.  Will he tell them, well, buck up, its your own fault, or will he perhaps rethink his positions on major issues because now they affect him personally.  

      You may be correct about gay marriage, it was probably the same way with de-segregation.  In the end though, these are leaders of our society who can't imagine how their policies affect others, until they are actually hit by those policies.  

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