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Libertarians send warning to LGBT voters about Democrats

30 Sep
By STEPHON JOHNSON
Amsterdam News Staff

“Like abused spouses who keep returning to their aggressors, gay voters keep handing their votes to the Democrats who abuse them,” opens the public statement from the Libertarian Party, urging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) voters to leave the barracks of the Democratic Party. “The Libertarian Party wants to break this self-destructive behavior and offers LGBT voters a better alternative,” said the statement.

This comes off of last week’s decision by the U.S. Senate to vote against taking the bill that would repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which doesn’t allow homosexuals to openly serve in the military, to the floor for a debate. Democrats won the vote 56-43 but were still four votes short of what’s required to block a filibuster. However, according to a recent national online survey conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion, 59 percent of the respondents said that gay, lesbians and bisexuals should be allowed to serve in the military. This, according to the Libertarian Party, is the reason why LGBT voters should jump ship immediately. Continue reading

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