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Rick Perry to shrinking minority: Repeal marriage in New Hampshire

Marriage equality

By Adam Bink

Gov. Perry filed for the New Hampshire primary yesterday with this:

Presidential candidate Rick Perry praised the legislators working to overturn New Hampshire’s same-sex marriage law last night in Manchester.

“As conservatives we believe in the sanctity of life. We believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage,” Perry said. “And I applaud those legislators in New Hampshire who are working to defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, realizing that children need to be raised in a loving home by a mother and a father.”

As he spoke at the annual banquet for Cornerstone Action, a conservative advocacy group, Perry sought to set himself apart from others in the field as a candidate with an unwavering pro-life background.

“For some candidates . . . the issue of life is a slogan for the campaign. It’s how to get some votes,” he said. “To me it’s about an enduring principal that innocent human life should be protected in all forms and at all stages of life.”

As he addressed the nearly 450 in attendance last night, Perry said that as governor of Texas he supported the requirement of parental consent for minors seeking abortions, helped ban third-trimester abortions and signed a budget that pulled funding from Texas Planned Parenthood.

“Unfortunately this current administration has since provided one million dollars in federal grant money to Planned Parenthood in direct conflict with this state’s policies. And the bottom-line is this: If you want to stop Washington’s many violations of the 10th Amendment . . . then we must make President Obama a one-term president,” Perry said, eliciting a standing ovation from the crowd.

Of course, with 62% against repeal and Perry garnering a whopping 4% of the vote, one wonders how far he’ll get. Look for the writing on the wall, Rick.

24 Comments

  • 1. Ann S.  |  October 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Perry's star is fading fast. I don't think his base will forgive him for the HPV vaccine mandate or the Texas Dream Act.

  • 2. Carol  |  October 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

    If he cares about the 10th Amendment, repealing DOMA is the place to start, rather than defunding a secular organization that provides health care to millions of women who otherwise can't afford it.

  • 3. Carol  |  October 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    The only two good things he's done, so far as I know.

  • 4. Gregory in SLC  |  October 29, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Just say NO to Perry!

    other news…

    LGBT Pride Parade draws 30,000 people in Taipei
    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/20

  • 5. Gregory in SLC  |  October 29, 2011 at 11:29 am

    and couldn't resist…..

    Conan to officiate gay wedding:
    http://www.tyingtheknott.com/profiles/blogs/9arti

  • 6. Steve  |  October 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    None of that money for PP is actually used for abortions. They spend it on things that actually prevent abortions – like education or contraceptives. Or general health care.

  • 7. Steve  |  October 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Gotta make people feel guilty and fearful about sex. It's the Christian way

  • 8. Sagesse  |  October 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Don't confuse him with the facts.

  • 9. Sam_Handwich  |  October 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Pap smears for poor women are ruining America!!!

    What a bunch of bozo's they are

  • 10. Sagesse  |  October 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I'm a foreigner here, Canadian and all. Can someone clarify how it fits with the sacred notion of states' rights for a candidate for President of the United States, governor of Texas, to tell the legislators and the people of New Hampshire what to do with its marriage law?

    Just askin'.

  • 11. ĶĭŗîļĺęΧҲΪ  |  October 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I'm sending a comment and immediately I'm getting a message that my comment has been deleted by the administrator. WTF?

  • 12. Sagesse  |  October 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Computer gremlins, Kirille. We still love you.

  • 13. Chris in Lathrop  |  October 29, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    It's every Republican candidate's prerogative to be a complete hypocrite if it will net them votes from an undereducated, hateful voting bloc. 😉

  • 14. ĶĭŗîļĺęΧҲΪ  |  October 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Sanctity of life my ass

    Make no mistake: it is only the sanctity of life that is a life of a heterosexual God-fearing Christian that these so-called conservatives care about.

    Freedom of speech and freedom of religion mean nothing when you are not like what they want you to be, you are only free to be like them. And to hell with the fact that gays wanting to be married is them supporting the institution of marriage, which is a pro-conservative motion. Red is blue and white is black. The whole world's gone mad.

    I will never understand that position and how people can hold those beliefs. All I can do is let it go.

  • 15. Ronnie  |  October 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Subscribing & sharing…. Today's 2011 LGBT History Month Icon….

    “We were laying the groundwork for what we hoped would be later activism that would give homosexuals equal rights.” ~ Lilli Vincenz, a pioneering gay rights activist. In 1965 she was the only lesbian to participate in the the 1st White House protest. From 1965-69 she demonstrated each 4th of July in front of Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell. Read more bout her here: http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/lilli-vincenz?tab

    <3…Ronnie:
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  • 16. Michael Herman  |  October 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    If you want to stop the Right Wing's many violations of the 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendments, re-elect him!

  • 17. Deborah4772  |  October 30, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Ok–Here is a big oxymoron from a moron–While Perry has been governor of Texas, more people have been put to death from the death penalty than under any other governor in the history of the state of Texas. BUT he is all for the sanctity of life should be protected "in all forms and in all stages of life." By the way, while he is out promoting the sanctity of life to force women to have children wether they want to or not, whether it be for financial reasons, personal choice etc. he is slashing budgets for programs to help children, the foster care system, Planned Parenthood and a host of others. I say let Rick Perry and all his other pro-life folks put their money where their mouth is and start adopting all these unwanted kids that are born when a woman has lost her right to choose. I was an adopted child and I know that if my biological mother could have gotten an abortion she may well have done it and I would not be here HOWEVER, that would never deter me from supporting a woman's right to choose what is best for her and her life.

  • 18. Ronnie  |  October 30, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathaniel-frank/doe

    "The report–a collaboration among Family Equality Council, Center for American Progress and the Movement Advancement Project, in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers and others–is an unprecedented effort to bring attention to the plight of children who are falling through the cracks for reasons that are easily avoidable: not because of intractable problems like famine, disease and war, but because of ignorance, political inertia, and the irresponsible effort by some to punish children just because of who their parents are. Though the full report is 125 pages, let me try to boil it down to a few key points."

    (me) This is a very well written piece. So much I wanted to quote…….. <3…Ronnie

  • 19. truthspew  |  October 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Perry doesn't have a prayer in this election cycle, and I doubt he'll ever have a chance. He's too far to the religious right to appeal to a vast majority of the nation.

  • 20. Ronnie  |  October 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Today's 2011 LGBT History Month Icon…..

    “Language is wine upon the lips.” ~ Virginia Woolf, accomplished 20th century English novelist & 1of the founders of the modernist movement. She published 500essays & 9novels. Read more about her here: http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/virginia-woolf?ta

    <3…Ronnie:
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  • 21. bob  |  October 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    “As conservatives we believe in the sanctity of life. We believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage,” said the governor of the state with the highest execution rate.

  • 22. loaferguy  |  October 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Video: Rick Perry Plastered?
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39356_Vid

    [youtube 7M4gz97Y9W8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4gz97Y9W8 youtube]

  • 23. Sagesse  |  October 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    He does look presidential, doesn't he.

  • 24. loaferguy  |  October 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Presidential isn't the word I was thinking of. :)

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