Abe Lincoln would be down with same-sex marriage

17 Sep

“I’m in the party of Abraham Lincoln — I’m very proud of that,” he said. “I’m not in a party of a bunch of right-wing nitwits. It’s Abraham Lincoln. It’s everybody’s included. And I feel that’s very important.”

–Republican NY State Senator Roy J. McDonald

According to the New York Times, when “McDonald, a Republican, voted last year to legalize same-sex marriage, he told reporters that anyone unhappy with his position could ‘take the job and shove it'” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/nyregion/after-vote-for-gay-marriage-senator-roy-mcdonald-faces-gop-primary-fight.html).

Well, there are some folks in his party who are trying to do just that. McDonald’s challenger Kathleen Marchione is basing her campaign in no small part on the incumbent’s “betrayal” of his constituents. For, in McDonald’s view, doing what Abe woulda done.

Today’s post is a shout out to the folks in NY and to those of you who know folks in NY: inclusion is a tradition in the Republican Party. At least way back in the day.

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