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As many today have been discussing the very misguided and flat out lame decision by the Log Cabin Republicans supporting Romney for President, even more republicans are speaking out against his proposed administration and supporting President Obama for a second term. Singer Kelly Clarkson  happens to be one of those republicans.  Clarkson (who states that she is more conservative in policies) can’t support a candidate that doesn’t support equal rights:

I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again…I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.”

As some of you may remember, last year Clarkson faced a media firestorm because of her support of Ron Paul, who has a speculated history of racism and homophobia. Clarkson was shocked by the accusations from her fans and wanted to make it clear  by tweeting that she does not support discrimination in any form:

I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.

Clarkson did go on to say that though she does believe iin small government that we should treat everyone with the respect that each of us wants for ourselves. I respect that and respect that aside from her political association she sees that the republican party DOES NOT support equality. Maybe one day, the log cabin republicans will realize that.

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Sly Merritt has written 383 articles on this blog.

Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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