Your GOP Primary Guide
BY Michelle Garcia
January 10 2012 5:00 AM ET
Political consultant and gay activist Fred Karger
Public Policy Polling as of January 8: Not qpplicable (though "other candidates"/ "I don't know" has garnered 24%)
On Marriage Equality:
“President Obama, Evolve Already," he wrote in an op-ed. "Gay marriage sends a very loud and clear message to LGBT youth that they are equal.” After the 2009 Maine election, which invalidated the state's marriage equality law, Karger launched an investigation into the National Organization for Marriage over allegations of money laundering and voter fraud.
On Gay Rights in General
Karger said at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference, “I will work hard to end 'don’t ask, don’t tell,' pass the federal employment antidiscrimination law, eliminate the federal Defense of Marriage Act, make gay marriage the law of the land. and make finding a cure for HIV/AIDS and a vaccine to prevent HIV a new national priority.”
On Gays' Adoption and Custody Rights:
Karger fully supports gay parents' right to adopt.