Libertarian Party of Wake County
From the campaign of Christopher Cole for US Senate
A mailer from the GOP State Executive Committee hit mailboxes on Monday, accusing Democrat Senate Nominee Kay Hagan of being a closet supporter of legal same-sex marriage. Their evidence? A 2005 statement opposing a state constitutional marriage amendment and a contribution from the Godless Americans PAC.
The reality is that Hagan has been silent on gay marriage, even when directly asked.
The NC Family Policy Council distributed a candidate questionnaire that explicitly included the marriage issue. The answers clearly distinguish Libertarian Cole as supporting equality under the law, Dole opposed. Hagan? Silent. Out in Asheville, a gay-market newspaper in the western end of the state, published a voter guide, in which neither Dole nor Hagan spoke to their reporter. Libertarian Cole did, and is quoted strongly in favor of equality under the law.
As an openly-gay man himself, Libertarian Christopher Cole has a personal and moral perspective on the legal treatment of gay and lesbian folks. Maybe that is why the Republicans attack the tongue-tied Hagan, but not the outspoken Cole.
For more information on Libertarian views of gay and lesbian Americans, visit the website of Outright Libertarians, at http://www.outrightusa.org.
Christopher “Chris” Cole is the Libertarian nominee for US Senator from North Carolina. To learn more about Chris, visit his campaign website.