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Huffington Post, April 12, 2013: RNC Passes Unanimous Resolution Affirming GOP Is Still Against Gay Marriage
The Republican National Committee is meeting in Los Angeles this weekend to plot strategy. Amongst their very first actions was the passage of a resolution reaffirming that the GOP still opposes gay marriage. The vote was unanimous...no dissension.
"[T]he Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America; and be it further resolved, the Republican National Committee implores the U. S. Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act."
RNC committeeman Dave Agema, a Michigan Republican, submitted the resolution. Agema has been criticized for calling gays and lesbians "filthy" and comparing them to people who were "dying of alcoholism."
The Republican Platform already has a clause expressing the party's opposition to gay marriage, but nothing like reaffirming it again. It solidifies the base just like all their other actions against "the other." The House of Representatives, for example, has now repealed the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) 36 times. In addition, Republican controlled state legislatures are defunding of Planned Parenthood while closing abortion clinics.
So much for the party's outreach program to women, minorities and the gay community.
No shame either...