Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

California Republicans and Mitt Romney Might Actually Exist InAlternate Universes

We look back on President Ronald Reagan's involvement in supporting us during The Brigg's Initiative. He had a lot to loose with him eyeing the presedency but he did what was right. Arnold Schwarzenegger did something even more profound, when we asked him in February of 2008 to oppose the signature collection drive for what would be Prop 8, Schwarzenegger came to our convention, and publicly declared his oppostion (and have be a bear hug). His staff and fundraisers and family did not know what he was going to do at our convention. It was similar to how he announced his run for governor which he did on Leno. Our request to him was covered by The Huffington Post. We changed the political landscape. If it wasn't for Schwarzenegger's support the Court, in May, would have stayed the marraige decision until after the November election but the Chief Justice, knowing of the Governor's support, (it is believed) permited the marraiges to take place. Without Schwarzenegger's support, marraige never would have happened.
With this in mind, we, Kevin and Don, are marraige suffrogists. We cannot endorse or support Mitt Romney because the fight for gay marriage is central to our core beliefs. We would be self-loathing if we did not express our grave concerns on this issue.
We love the club and its support and our members who got married in California during the marriage window hopefully know this.
However, an endorsement of Mitt Romeny, who is on the wrong side of history, is something of heated debades at our diner table and we hope it does not occur.
With that, we look back at Ronald Reagan and wish we could ask him for his opinion on the issue.
NOTE It is important for today's lgbt youth to respect and love themselves because internalized homophobia is a contributing factor to HIV infection and transmission in men who have sex with men.