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Presidential Royalty for Gay Marriage

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The Republican great-granddaughter of former president Herbert Hoover has come out for same-sex marriage on FoxNews.com, of all places.

Margaret Hoover, the young conservative commentator and Fox News contributor, penned a column urging fellow Republicans to support gay marriage, linking the cause to the push to legalize interracial marriage in the 1960s. Hoover timed the column to the current federal trial in San Francisco that will decide whether California's Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

"Gays and lesbians are our friends, neighbors, doctors, colleagues, sisters and brothers," Hoover writes. "Does it sit well with you that because of their sexual orientation, a factor outside one's control, that they should have less rights and protections in the eyes of the law?"

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.