With some of the nation’s most notorious anti-gay politicians and activists taking the lead, Republicans passed the final draft of the GOP 2016 platform this Tuesday. The Log Cabin Republicans issued a fundraising email immediately, shocked, apparently, telling supporters, “moments ago, the Republican Party passed the most anti-LGBT Platform in the Party’s 162-year history.”
“Opposition to marriage equality, nonsense about bathrooms, an endorsement of the debunked psychological practice of “pray the gay away” — it’s all in there,” an email from the gay conservative group, Log Cabin Republicans reads.
“This isn’t my GOP, and I know it’s not yours either,” wrote Log Cabin President Gregory T. Angelo. “Heck, it’s not even Donald Trump’s!,” Angelo says, although Trump’s position on gay rights is vague.
“When given a chance to follow the lead of our presumptive presidential nominee and reach out to the LGBT community in the wake of the awful terrorist massacre in Orlando on the gay nightclub Pulse, the Platform Committee said NO.”
From the New Civil Rights Movement:
As NCRM has been reporting all week, along with passing an amendment calling for an unconstitutional “religious freedom” bill, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) to become law, the GOP platform committee passed a plank that effectively says children raised in a “traditional” family are better off than children raised by same-sex parents or single parents.
The 2016 GOP Platform wants to reverse Obergefell, adopt NC’s anti-trans HB2 nationally, and “oppose cohabitation.” https://t.co/xC0xtl9M5D
— THELanceArthur (@thelancearthur) July 13, 2016
The 2016 platform also calls for transgender people to use the restroom of the gender they were assigned at birth, doubles down on the quack science of gay-conversion therapy, and demands that marriage be defined as the union of one man and one woman. They even threw in a violation of church and state separation, calling for the Bible to be taught in public schools.
Featured image: Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (video screen grab)