misconceptions in the US

Debunking Myths: Clint Eastwood Supporting Same Sex Marriage

One of the biggest misconceptions people outside the US get all the time is that Democrats are all automatically pro gay marriage and Republicans are all anti gay marriage, and this piece about Clint Eastwood and other Republicans is proof this is nothing more than a misconception. The fact remains that those who are for it or against it could be affiliated with any political party.

He’s not the only Republican supporting gay marriage either:

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has taken his well-publicized support of same-sex marriage one step further, calling upon the U.S. Supreme Court to drop Prop 8.

As Breitbart’s Mike Flynn reports, the Oscar-winning actor and director joined more than 100 Republicans in signing a Supreme Court-bound brief in favor of allowing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples the right to legally wed.

I have personally known gay Democrats in office in Washington who have kept younger gay lovers on the side in apartments or condos. They are married with children and closeted, and would be the first to look the other way on the topic of gay marriage.

I’ve been posting about gay Republican candidate Fred Karger for a long time, an openly gay Republican who is actively campaigning for legalized same sex marriage.

 The 82-year-old Eastwood discussed his generally pro-same-sex marriage stance in a September 2012 appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. “The condition of society right now, with the high unemployment rates and the tremendous debt we’re increasing and the government spending, we’d think there’d be [many more worthy issues] to think about [rather] that worrying about gay marriage,” he told DeGeneres.

I tend to lean to the left for the most part, but I also like getting support wherever I can for gay marriage, and the dividing line between Democrat and Republican does not begin and end with social issues like gay marriage.