“There can’t be some kind of monolithic opinion handed down from the government or a political party. I don’t think we’re monolithic beings. [...] I think an even bigger issue than [the Republican party recruiting young voters], from a cultural standpoint, is the acceptance of diversity. And the acceptance of diversity of opinion. At some point we’re all here as Americans and we all have to be appreciative of other people’s views. And it’s that tolerance, I think that that tolerance is something that enables people to be passionate about their positions. And if you’re for gay marriage, this country allows you to express your views. Some states support it and allow it, and others don’t. But it’s okay have that difference of opinion in that.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor believes Americans need to appreciate diverse viewpoints about issues like gay marriage.
WASHINGTON – APRIL 07: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on April 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. Cantor discussed a continuing resolution passed by the House of Representatives that would fund the Department of Defense for an additional week while the current budget stalemate is negotiated.
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