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daho
Marriage Equality. Coming soon to a town near you.
06:05 PM on 01/13/2012
I don't think anyone who vocally and unequivocally supports a GOP presidential candidate (all of whom say they want to pass a constitutional amendment banning equal marriage rights, defend DOMA, some who also want to bring back DADT...) is a very good champion of gay rights.

She talks the talk, but will vote your rights away in a nano-second.
04:38 PM on 01/13/2012
I have watched the view rather frequently this past year and have noticed a big change in Elizabeth.
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Contact1972
DOMA is DEAD
01:02 AM on 01/14/2012
That's true.
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rewith85man
Expressing Who I Am
04:02 PM on 01/13/2012
Well, he is Self-less.

I like Elisabeth Hasselbeck too even though I don't watch "The View" that often.
03:32 PM on 01/13/2012
Thanks Jeffrey, for a cool story. Although it's nice to see her views evolve, it is also okay that she is who she is. I don't agree with most of what she says or supports; however, she is entertaining. This bit of trivia shows that even though you may disagree with someone on some (most?) issues, if you can find a common thread, hopefully you'll be able to appreciate one another's humanity, and that's a good thing.
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haganj3
Left and Proud!
03:16 PM on 01/13/2012
Hmmm... I don't see Hassleback as a champion for equal rights. Though she may be for gay rights and marriage equality, however, actually doing something for the cause sparks more volume.
Whoppi Goldeberg, actually, is more of champion of gay rights than any one on that panel.
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02:22 PM on 01/13/2012
Odd that Hasselbach's ephiphany re the humanity of gays is apparently enough to validate her to this fellow, who really ought to know better.
Shed a tear, man, for all those suffering under the plutocracy she so wholeheartedly supports, be they gay or straight.
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William Muller
01:45 PM on 01/13/2012
Being Republican and pro gay marriage is an oxymoron in my humble opinion.
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rewith85man
Expressing Who I Am
04:02 PM on 01/13/2012
Well, I am kindly the total opposite.
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codemanz6
04:42 PM on 01/13/2012
You obviously don't know many Republicans, then. Or at least their views.
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Contact1972
DOMA is DEAD
12:03 PM on 01/14/2012
All the Republicans I know are clear on the subject-civil unions are fine but my partner and I can can't use the word 'marriage'. They never really tell me why.
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RCnDC
If U Dont Live Ur Life Being Born, U Live It Dying
01:08 PM on 01/13/2012
It's like an abused dog getting gently patted on the head by it's abuser... The dog wags it's tail til it falls off not realizing that all of his/her doggie friends don't get beat at all.. I find this a pathetic story.. Misguided soul..
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Jeffery Self
05:02 PM on 01/13/2012
Just believe in loving folks, that's all. I don't think there's much misguided about that :)
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CheapTrick
Them or Us.
09:06 PM on 01/13/2012
Sadly I've never known a gay republican who wasn't pathetic in at least four ways. Usually more. Reading this, I get the picture of a shallow, media-obsessed and socially challenged kid who bad-mouths people who watch reality shows but won't miss an episode of The View, which he hasn't really figured out is a show for housewives and women who watch YouTube clips.
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Jeffery Self
03:17 PM on 01/25/2012
I love reality shows! I think The View is for more than housewives, as their daily ratings prove. Also I didn't realize people still used the term housewives for real.
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CheapTrick
Them or Us.
12:30 PM on 01/13/2012
Yes. Gay people dislike openly homophobic people because it's the "in thing to do."

Really? We're supposed to be the "accepting ones?" yeah... Sorry but no. I'm not going to accept that someone thinks they deserve legal rights and protections that I don't.

Yes, it's great that she's become a role model for conservative women and has openly evolved on marriage equality. But I'm not sure that would have happened if all she got were gay boyfriends cheering her for spilling her previous bile. People change their opinions when they're challenged by others with solid reasoning and well-thought debate. Not fan letters.

Tell Patrick "you're welcome" from the rest of us.
12:15 PM on 01/13/2012
Jeff, whatever your name is please read this comment closely, the fact that you are thanking someone to accept another human being as a human being is very silly. u dont need to thank anyone for saying u shd have equal rights. have some self worth and self esteem. btw hasselbeck died
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RCnDC
If U Dont Live Ur Life Being Born, U Live It Dying
01:06 PM on 01/13/2012
exactly.... reading between the lines, what a said state...
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Jeffery Self
05:04 PM on 01/13/2012
Thanks for reading. I believe support from the Republican community is a GREAT thing. I am thanking her for using her platform for good. Hopefully more folks on TV will follow suit. I have quite a lot of self worth and self esteem, which is why I'm happy to celebrate someone's support for my awesome community.
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Contact1972
DOMA is DEAD
02:24 PM on 01/15/2012
Jeffrey-it will be interesting to see if Elizabeth will speak of GLBT equality if she's asked to stump for the presumptive GOTP nominee Willard Romney.
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StevenWells
Objects in the avatar are larger than they appear
12:09 PM on 01/13/2012
I've never watched The View, but have seen clips of some of Hasselbeck's statements. Her personal evolution on gay rights will never make me love her, but I say, "Good for her," just the same.

And Julia Duffy was no Delta Burke, either.
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GibbsSlap
02:37 PM on 01/13/2012
No kidding, Delta Burke rocked. The show was never the same.
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SF TKF
Cthulhu thinks you'd make a nice sandwich.
11:38 AM on 01/13/2012
And yet she still wholeheartedly supports candidates who are staunchly opposed to gay rights. *shrug* Enlightenment doesn’t seem to have actually changed her much.
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MKWewer
10:25 AM on 01/13/2012
Great story. I'd assumed that her views on gay marriage were the same as other Republicans. Shame on me. Thanks for enlightening me.
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HannahaS
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09:54 AM on 01/13/2012
I find it hard to warm up to Mrs. Hasselbeck no matter how she may change her views or grow to see how wrong she was in the past.
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thinkingwomanmillstone
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08:33 AM on 01/13/2012
She supports the republican party which is all about hatred. So, she is free to support this one issue in the area of civil rights with her words but will vote, send her money, and add her limited fame to the organization that will do all that they can to stop equality from happening....how so open minded of her. Her actions are what is important in forming an opinion of her character. Nothing in the post changes my mind about her.
01:53 PM on 01/14/2012
while she voices her opinion on air...as with most people she keeps her voting record private. while i don't agree with her always, i don't assume who she will/how she will vote, because i don't know her well enough to act. obviously you do.