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A Fundamental Freedom

Why Republicans, Conservatives, And Libertarians Should Support Gay Rights

By David Lampo, 1950-

It is an axiom of modern American politics that many Republicans and most conservatives are not only anti-gay but that they have capitulated to an anti-gay agenda formulated and pursued by the religious right for the past several decades. In A Fundamental Freedom, David Lampo makes the case that support for gay rights will provide long-term political benefits for the GOP and the conservative movement. He argues that an anti-gay agenda succinctly exposes the hypocrisy of those who talk of limited government and individual rights but ignore both when it comes to gay rights and other personal freedom issues. Indeed, it is the defenders of gay rights within Republican ranks who are keeping faith with core conservative principles. He also presents a variety of polling data that show that rank-and-file Republicans, including many Tea Party supporters, are far more supportive of gay rights than commonly presumed. Lampo’s call to embrace gay rights is sure to be hotly debated within the conservative movement.

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Format: Book
Author: Lampo, David, 1950-
Summary: Argues that Republicans' support of gay rights would actually help the party in the long run, citing that restricting marriage is at odds with the conservative ideal of limited government.
Title: A fundamental freedom : why Republicans, conservatives, and Libertarians should support gay rights / David Lampo.
Publisher Date: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2012.
Subject: Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) Gay rights -- United States Conservatism -- United States Libertarianism -- United States Homophobia -- United States Homosexuality -- Moral and ethical aspects Christianity and politics -- United States United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Isbn: 1442215712 9781442215719
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Format: Book
Author: Lampo, David, 1950-
Summary: Argues that Republicans' support of gay rights would actually help the party in the long run, citing that restricting marriage is at odds with the conservative ideal of limited government.
Title: A fundamental freedom : why Republicans, conservatives, and Libertarians should support gay rights / David Lampo.
Publisher, Date: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2012.
Description: xv, 195 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Subjects: Gay rights -- United States
Subjects: Conservatism -- United States
Subjects: Libertarianism -- United States
Subjects: Homophobia -- United States
Subjects: Homosexuality -- Moral and ethical aspects
Subjects: Christianity and politics -- United States
Subjects: United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.149-178) and index.
Contents: A short history of the gay rights movement -- Why the Religious Right is wrong about the separation of Church and State -- What are gay rights? -- The thorny issue of gay marriage -- The rise, fall, and resurrection of the modern conservative movement --Is the Tea Party nation anti-gay? -- Where do we go from here? -- A last hurrah for Republican anti-gay bigotry?
LCCN: 2011048982
ISBN: 1442215712
ISBN: 9781442215719
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Call Number: 323.3264 Lam