After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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A video of Washington Rep. Maureen Walsh (R) giving an argument for why gay marriage should be legal went viral last week. Do her words give you any hope that more Republicans will become pro-gay marriage?

By |2018-01-15T21:24:19-05:00October 31st, 2017|Opinions|

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Her speech was very beautiful. I’m sure her republican colleagues will have her head on a platter unfortunatly.
-Tom Sapp

It’d be amazing if more people could vote with their conscience and heart and not just act as a puppet. Thank you, Rep. Walsh.
-Tracy Davis

I’d vote for her! If she were in Michigan, that is.
-Aimee Loubert

Interestingly enough, she actually represents a conservative corner of the state.
-Meghan Eagen-Torkko

There is hope and there is the question “how would she have voted if she didn’t have a lesbian daughter?”
-Bob Bond

Does it matter? Isn’t it about people opening their hearts precisely because their life experiences change them? … In the New York vote and now in Washingtn, it was a few fair-minded and brave Republican state senators that pushed the vote over the top. Our community has to be way more open to allies of equality that are not necessarily big time liberals on other issues. This has held our cause back in many respects, in my opinion. Equality is a human issue, and allies can be found in many places.
-Jason Vorva

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