Final Draft Includes Support For Conversion Therapy, Attacks on Marriage
Led by some of the nation's most anti-gay politicians and even the head of an anti-gay hate group, Republicans late Tuesday voted on and passed the final draft of the GOP 2016 platform. 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" â€” it's all in there," the email reads, as the Miami Herald's Steve Rothaus reports.
"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!," he claims, although that's debatable.
"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."
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.
Republicans voted for amendments that call for to the Bible being taught in schools and voted for transgender people to use the restroom of the gender they were assigned at birth. They also voted to keep a call for a ban on same-sex marriage in their 2016 national platform, voted to support anti-LGBT conversion therapy, and voted to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, only.
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