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Can Gays Save the Republican Party? 

Can Gays Save the Republican Party? 


If the polling is accurate and one out of three gay voters really did go Republican in the last election, writer Brett Edward Stout wonders if the fresh ideas gays are hoping for could be found by joining the Republican Party.

He writes, "Gays often view the Republican Party as, at best, the group seeking to take away their rights, and at worst, the group looking to lock us away in queer concentration camps. But that's not really who the Republicans are. The true fundamental core of the Republican Party is fiscal conservatism and limited federal government, not so-called Christian 'values.' That condition was adopted during the Reagan era when party leaders discovered they could rally voters with the newly invented concept of a 'moral majority.'"

He goes on to suggest that it would behoove the Republican Party to embrace gay rights -- fiscally and strategically.

Read the rest of the column here.

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