Rep. Jenifer Loon Denied Endorsement by Republican Party of Minnesota; Loon Voted for Same-Sex Marriage in 2013

JeniferLoon48BRepresentative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), who serves as the Deputy Minority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was denied the endorsement of the Republican Party of Minnesota in House District 48B.

In 2013, Loon was one of four Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives who voted for legislation which legalized same-sex marriageSheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie challenged Loon for the endorsement. Kihne has been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Sheila KihneAfter numerous ballots, the convention decided not to endorse a candidate. Neither Loon, nor Kihne have announced if the plan on running in the Republican primary election in HD 48B. Three of the four Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives that voted for same-sex marriage in ’13 decided to run for re-election in 2014. Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) was the only incumbent endorsed for re-election by the Republican Party of Minnesota.

Three weeks ago Representative David FitzSimmons, who also voted with Loon for same-sex-marriage, was challenged by three candidates for endorsement by the Republican Party of Minnesota. FitzSimmons faced strong backlash at his convention for voting for same-sex marriage and announced that he would not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

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  2. What kind of a Loon votes for government-mandated sodomy? I should have just thrown down my rifle and let the Grenadans take us over in 1983. What was I fighting for? Sodomy?

  3. Phyllis Diller says:

    I support an all-gay military. Almost all of the Navy brass are manly lesbians and they are doing a really good job. We need more of them.

  4. Look, gay people want to get married, and there is no compelling reason for the state to stand in their way. The state can’t go defending people’s religious beliefs, because this is America, and the state has to stay away from defending one side or the other in religious disagreements. Time has shown this part of our constitution to benefit both the religious and the non-religious over the long haul.

    A party that ignores modern realities is doomed. Lack of popularity amongst millennials and women is just the most visible sign of a broader problem.

  5. Common Sense Guy says:

    Marriage gives the same rights to everyone.

    1. Everyone gets to marry one person of the opposite sex.
    2. No one gets to marry the same sex.
    3. No one gets to marry more than one person opposite or same sex.
    4. No one gets to marry their immediate family.
    5. No one gets to marry their pet.

    Sorry people that are upset about 2, 3, 4 or 5…but for anyone to open marriage up to one and not to all, truly YOU would guilty of being biased.

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  9. FreedomVet,
    First off, you probably should have thrown down your rifle if you thought Grenadans were the enemy. The bad guys were the Cubans.
    “Mandated” is another way of saying “forced”. Are you saying that the government is going to force us men to have sex with other men? That doesn’t sound fair. And you fought for it? Shame on you!

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