Platform Committee Claims Children Raised by Different-Sex Couples Are Better Off Than Children Raised by Gay Couples
The Republican National Committee haas been waging war against LGBT people today as they draft their 2016 national platform. Minutes ago they passed yet another anti-LGBT plank, one that effectively says children raised in a traditional family are better off than children raised by same-sex parents or single parents.
"Children raised in a traditional two-parent household tend to be physically and emotionally healthier, less likely to use drugs and alcohol, engage in crime, or become pregnant outside of marriage."
Of course, actual facts prove the GOP delegates wrong. So-called "traditional" families are not prerequisites or barometers of childhood success.
Full GOP platform committee follows subcommittee in adopting "traditional two-parent household" as best place for children to be raisedâ€” Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 11, 201
After the "traditional," aka, not same-sex, parents amendment passed, delegates moved on to another anti-LGBT amendment.
RNC platform committee now hearing an amendment that asserts "children have a natural right to be raised in an intact biological family"â€” Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 11, 2016
Earlier Monday subcommittees 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. The full platform committee voted to keep a call for a ban on same-sex marriage in their 2016 national platform, and voted to support anti-LGBT conversion therapy. They also voted to define marriage the union of one man and one woman, only.
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