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Sen. Mary Landrieu: I Support Gay Marriage Personally NOT Publically, I Might Get Voted Out Of Office

Marie Landreau won't backgay marriage

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) stated publically today that while she personally supports same-sex marriage she won’t in the Senate until the voters of her state also evolve, so she won’t be be backing the issue with her Senate vote if a repeal of DOMA comes up for vote

Translation: I won’t do whats right because I might be voted out of office.

Landrieu told CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta in an interview Friday that she personally believes “people should love who they love and marry who they want to marry,” but that her obligation rests with the people of Louisiana who elected her. “My state has a very strong constitutional amendment not only against gay marriage but against gay partnerships. So I’m looking at the people of Louisiana trying to represent their interests,” she said.

Landrieu might as well just said “I’m perfectly willing to vote against your civil rights as long as I get to keep my job.”

Who needs spineless Democratic politicians?

The DNC really needs to clean its own house and replace hacks like Landrieu with stronger Democratic candidates who can do whats right and still win elections.


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3 thoughts on “Sen. Mary Landrieu: I Support Gay Marriage Personally NOT Publically, I Might Get Voted Out Of Office”

  1. Unfortunately, Mary Landrieu is exactly right. She (and the Democrats) will lose one of the very few Senate seats from the South if she endorses marriage equality. She has been a very reliable vote in favor of gay rights over the years. Often the decisive vote, as when in committee voted against a Republican attempt to invalidate a D.C. statute that allowed adoption by gay couples. She voted to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She supports ENDA. She has never cast an anti-gay vote. If she loses the Senate seat, she will be replaced by someone to the right of Atilla the Hun. And if the Democrats lose control of the Senate, they will have the balls to do away with the filibuster and we will see a whole slew of ugly legislation.

  2. BTW, she didn’t say anything about how she would vote on a repeal of DOMA. Your attack indicates that you do not know anything about Louisiana politics. She is not like for Representative Charlie Melancon, for instance, who was the Democratic candidate for Senate against David Vitter two years ago. He was not worth voting for. He voted against both the Hate Crimes bill and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. There was not a dime’s worth of difference between him and Vitter. Which is why I didn’t vote at all in that contest. But Landrieu has an excellent record on gay rights except for announcing support for marriage equality. You can be sure that her opponent will not be in favor of marriage equality. In addition, he or she will be opposed to choice, will be against ENDA, will be against unions, will be against voting rights, etc. etc. We don’t get to vote in a vaccuum.

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