"Being in Washington, being a member of the caucus, I can help be a
catalyst or help bring that process along. I realize that the party as a
whole has been a tougher nut to crack, but there are a lot of people
within the party who want to see a chance to take place or they want
different voices within the party and if an issue like DOMA comes up,
somebody like me on the Republican side can stand up and say you know
what, this is about fairness, it’s about treating people equally under
the law and really appeal to the American ideals to make the argument.
If I’m in a position to do that, I think I can change a lot of hearts
and minds." - GOP former Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei
, explaining why we need a gay Republican in Congress.
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