Friday, April 17, 2009

Gay Republican group praises Huntsman, Steele

The Three Republican Musketeers for gay rights are not yesterday's GOP.

1. An African-American (Michael Steele)

2. A rising female star (Meghan McCain)

3. A civil union-loving governor of Utah (Jon Huntsman).

[Log Cabin Republican spokesman Charles] Moran cited Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Mormon Republican who has called for the adoption of civil unions, and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who acknowledged that gay Republicans have a place at the party's table.

"These are the types of leaders and luminaries within the Republican party," Moran said. "The party must move forward and regardless of where you are in the conservative spectrum, you definitely can be conservative and an openly gay Republican in this political climate."

[Hat tip: Glen Warchol]