Steve Schmidt — former aide to George W. Bush and campaign adviser to John McCain — has recently come out of the closet in favor of gay marriage…
Today, Mr. Schmidt, who also served as a top Bush aide, discusses the subject with the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that supports gay rights. According to CNN, he will call on conservative Republicans to drop their opposition at a lunchtime speech in Washington.
Mr. Schmidt, who has a sister who is a lesbian, plans to say that there is nothing about gay marriage that is un-American or that threatens the rights of others and that in fact it is in line with conservative principles.
"There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage," Mr. Schmidt plans to say, according to speech excerpts obtained by CNN. "I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one's liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage."
Conservatives in favor of equal rights for gays? Heavens to mercy!
Whatever would Barry Goldwater say?
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