Gay Republicans React To Kerry Statement

Fri. October 15, 2004 12:00 AM

Washington DC - Log Cabin Republicans National Executive Director Patrick Guerriero issued the following statement in light of Democratic Presidential nominee Senator John Kerry's comments on Mary Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney:

"Senator Kerry could have made his point about gay and lesbian Americans without mentioning the Vice-President's daughter.

However, this shouldn't distract us from the fact that President Bush, Karl Rove and other Republicans have been using gay and lesbian families as a political wedge issue in this campaign.

Log Cabin Republicans have a message for both campaigns. For Senator Kerry and Senator Edwards, you do not need to talk about the Vice President's daughter in order to discuss your positions on gay and lesbian issues. For President Bush and Karl Rove, you have a moral obligation to stop using gay and lesbian families as a political wedge issue. Our country and our party deserve better."

Related: Lynn Cheney Slams Kerry Lesbian Remark

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