We noted yesterday that most American’s don’t think that gay people can change. Now there’s word from the Log Cabin Republicans that regular folks in the GOP support basic rights for gays and lesbians.

Among the findings:

• An overwhelming 77 percent of Republicans believe an employer should not have the right to fire an employee based solely on their sexual orientation, including 67 percent of social conservatives.

• Nearly half believe gays and lesbians should be able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

• 43 percent support either marriage equality or civil unions.

• 53 percent agreed that “the Republican party has spent too much time focusing on moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage and should instead be spending time focusing on economic issues such as taxes and government spending.” Only 5 percent said “traditional marriage/ family values” defined the Republican Party today.

Thanks to Truman over at SC Log Cabins for the link.


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