OCALA, Fla., August 20, 2014 — The LGBT community, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals, is gaining unprecedented influence in American politics.
While millions upon millions have watched this happen, one man has played a large role in bringing about societal changes which were beyond comprehension for most just over twenty years ago.
Fred Karger is career political operative who rose to prominence by consulting the campaigns of notables such as Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bob Dole. His most famous cause, though, is not for a single politician but for an extremely divisive issue, same-sex marriage.
Karger brought much attention to the matter when he ran for the GOP’s presidential nomination during the 2012 primaries. In doing so, he became America’s first openly gay candidate for the presidency.
Over the last decade, same-sex marriage has gone from being an uncomfortable oddity to socially mainstream. Is this a result of the organized LGBT rights movement, or individual non-heterosexuals changing minds one by one?
Many people still dislike the concept of gay rights and view pro-LGBT activists as well-funded bullies. These sentiments are powerful enough to determine the actions of national politicians. How long might this remain for?
It is often said that the LGBT rights movement is a threat to Western Civilization as pro-marriage equality activists seek to change longstanding social norms; namely what constitutes a nuclear family. What about this view?
Karger shares his views on the next Cotto & Company; a new thirty-minute-or-so online radio program featuring independent voices who shape our society. Regardless of partisan registration, political philosophy, or personal worldview, the goal is sharing diverse, and often innovative, ideas that we all can learn from.
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As with my work as a Communities Digital News journalist and nationally syndicated columnist, I hope to bring about deeper understanding of the issues which impact our society. Even if we don’t always agree, we should be able to see eye to eye.
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