Our sister blog, Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida, is reporting that the Miami-Dade Republican Party -- whose chairman, state Rep. Erik Fresen, is mulling over stepping down -- is losing an openly gay member, Brian Gaither:
Posted to Facebook by gay (former) GOP activist Brian Gaither of Miami:
Republican No More
March 14, 2012.
The Republican Party claims to support the principles of limited government, individual liberty, fiscal discipline, a strong national defense, and civic virtue. It is a claim many believe, and for most of my life I was a believer.
Since 2008 I have been involved with the Republican Party of Miami-Dade, first as a volunteer then as elected District Committeeman, Chairman of the Voter Registration Committee, and Chairman of the Victory 2012 Committee. During this time I have spent many hours considering the best way to defeat Democrats. I was confident that to do so was in the best interests of Florida and of the country. But now I have to say, “oops!”