Log Cabin Republicans believe GOP gay marriage support is inevitable

Thu. November 29, 2012 8:33 AM by OnTopMag.com

Chicago, IL - Gay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans believes GOP support for gay marriage is inevitable.

Appearing Tuesday on MSNBC, Casey Pick told host Thomas Roberts that increasing support among young Republicans will eventually force a change in the party's official position.

"This is a rapid change," Pick said, "and it is something that the Republican Party will have to incorporate as it goes forward and looks ahead to victories."
Log Cabin Republicans also received significant backlash for supporting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is opposed to marriage and civil unions for gay couples.

"Lesbian voters like all Americans are multifaceted individuals, and when you speak about the potential for the fiscal cliff and damage to the economy, we considered the economy when we made our endorsement," she said. "After meeting with the candidate and speaking with the campaign frequently, we did come to the conclusion that we felt we could work with a Romney administration on issues like workplace non-discrimination."

Pick used President Barack Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality to suggest a similar process was taking place within the Republican Party.

"We are Republicans who can speak to other Republicans to make the conservative case for these issues. We have watched the United States move very rapidly on these issues over the last 10 years, and as much as President Obama had a process to evolve on the issue of marriage, the same is also true for Republicans, more and more of whom today are coming to support even the freedom to marry."

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