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Log Cabin Republicans unhappy with 'antigay marriage plank' proposed for GOP convention

Log Cabin Republicans are unhappy with what Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper calls "an antigay marriage plank" proposed this week for the upcoming national Republican Party convention in Tampa.

Here's the Log Cabin news release:

Platform Debates Reveal Generational Divide Among Fellow Conservatives

(Tampa, FL) – While Log Cabin Republicans commend the delegates who proposed inclusion of pro-equality language in the 2012 Republican Party platform, the final document is marred by outdated social conservative ideology.

  • “Tony Perkins may be boasting today about having written an antigay marriage plank into the Republican Party platform, but it will be a hollow and short-lived victory,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “The obsessive exclusion of gay couples, including military families, from the rights and responsibilities of marriage, combined with bizarre rhetoric about ‘hate campaigns’ and ‘the homosexual rights agenda’ are clear signs of desperation among social conservatives who know that public opinion is rapidly turning in favor of equality.

Unfortunately, what voters can’t see in this document is the significant debate within the Committee. We were pleased to see vigorous debate on amendments in support of civil unions and to delete language regarding DOMA. While these measures failed, the future direction of our party clearly trends toward inclusion. This may well be the last time a platform will cater to the likes of the Family Research Council on marriage, and the fact is, platforms rarely influence policy. Tony will never see his discrimination written into the United States Constitution.”

Cooper continued, “Together with Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, Log Cabin Republicans are proud to have encouraged this important debate at the Republican National Convention. Only by being in the room and speaking conservative to conservative will we succeed in building a stronger and more inclusive Republican party.

Despite abysmal marriage rhetoric, in certain places the 2012 Republican platform is an improvement compared to the 2008 document for LGBT Americans. Log Cabin Republicans advocated for the exclusion of any language calling for the return of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – there is no longer any reference to the supposed ‘incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.’ We are pleased that the 2012 platform’s language on refugees no longer presents a barrier for asylum of LGBT people who are persecuted and threatened with execution in places like Iran. Finally, we appreciate the inclusion of language recognizing that all Americans have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. While there is clearly a long way to go and the language regarding marriage will be harmful to Republicans in November, these changes should not be overlooked.”

Log Cabin Republicans participation at the 2012 Republican National Convention will continue, with the organization hosting four events between August 26-30. Details about these events are available at www.logcabin.org/RNC.

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Oh, the Log Cabin Republicans who skewered Obama for embracing marriage equality are complaining now that their own party is rejecting it? LCR endorses the worst anti-gay Republicans who in turn wouldn't touch them with a dirty kleenex attached to the end of a ten-foot pole.

Whatever credibility and relevance they may have had is long gone, certainly in the non-self-hating gay community.

The shining bright lie must stop! The Heterophobics fears and hatred need to come out of the closet. Heterophobic's need to be exposed for who they really are; heterosexuals, filled with internal hatred and fear of their own heterosexuality, and, privately, you are their mirror image.

Gayism, as a "sexual" orientation, is the shining bright lie! It doesn't matter how ridiculous the lie is, if the lie is your only chance of escaping the truth! And it doesn't matter how obvious the truth is, if the truth is that, you will never escape the lie! There is only one "sexual" orientation in humanity and you and you children are living proof of this fact! Sexual Disorientation is rampant in this country! Boycott the shining bright lie!

HOMOSEXIST PATRIOTS LOVE THEIR HETEROPHOBIC TERRORISTS.

Well duh. I never understood how there could be gay Republicans, anyways. That's like being black and joining the KKK and then complaining you have some problems with their views. Every gay person should be voting Democrat. Only Democrats have been on the side of homosexuals since the beginning. Republicans are the enemy!! Wake-up and smell the coffee; they want you dead!! Confucius say, "he who sticks head in sand gets kicked in the end". Have enough sense to get out of the rain; all gays should vote Democrat. The Republicans want us dead.

Gay, Black, Hispanics, etc. - The Republican party does not care about you.

I'm not homophobic, I just don't want to have anything to do with the homosexual agenda. If you can be for it, why can't I be against it? Why do I have to support something I don't give a damn about? It's not my problem.

Log Cabin Republicans are an anachronism. Open your eyes and your hearts. Come into the light and rejoin the party that may not be perfect, but at least respects your right to exist as you are. Any hope that your party will see the light denies the current trend. It won't turn around. Get over it.

Gee, homosexuals are having problems with the Republican platform. Ya think? I'm absolutely floored by the general Republican ignorance, but gays who haven't figured out that Republicans hate them have to be some of the most clueless ones of all. Dems are far from perfect, but we don't make hatred a policy.

The Republican Party is becoming more libertarian, a great sign for gay people who don't buy into socialism and big government of the Democratic Party. Gay people like economic freedom too. Capitalism = Win.

Log Cabin Republicans are the lowest. I can understand their fiscal conservatism - but they only speak up about the GOP's social agenda when it effects them.

As a woman and a Democrat - I have supported Gay rights through thick and thin. Yet, don't feel the same love from conservative gays when it comes to women's rights (as well as racism, islamophopbia, etc.)

LGRs are among the most selfish of the party of greed.

I'm a younger republican and I think it's reasonable to expect that eventually republicans will do more than just tolerate homosexuality by giving those folks equal rights. LCR's are obviously more concerned with the plight of this country as a whole than just the gay rights stance of the party. Many of them are staunch Christians as well that simply believed religion is being used a tool to justify ignorance and hate. They're fighting the battle from within to win over the hearts and minds of the same folks that slap them across the face... the true christian in that respect by turning the other cheek. I couldn't respect them more for this. It's truly sad to watch socially conservative republicans spend so much time screaming that government is intefering in their lives only to turn around and demand laws revoking our rights based on religious interpretations of the day. You're undermining a party that has the only real chance of fixing the mess we're in.

Oh why is that?
I thought that the Log Cabin Republicans love the torture from their own party.

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> I'm not homophobic, I just don't want to have anything to do with the homosexual agenda. If you can be for it, why can't I be against it? Why do I have to support something I don't give a damn about?

How about this: if folks can discriminate against gays for who they are, they can discriminate against YOU for who you are. Discrimination is wrong, no matter whom it's directed against.

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Let's see. Align myself with a group of people who think I'm a pervert and a disease upon humanity I admire your optimism, but you are delusional to think a party swinging more to the right all the time, will accede to your demands. From where I stand, even conservative conservatives are being thrown under the bus in favor of a fringe element that wants to turn back the clock 100 years.

The anti-gay Tony Perkins is bragging that he wrote the plank regarding same-sex marriage. That alone should be enough to have gay Republicans vote for President Obama. If gay Republicans don't want to vote for the President, the very least they should do is vote Libertarian, for Gary Johnson. Voting for the despicable, flip-flopper Romney, who has used the gay community for his political advantage by being gay-friendly when convenient and anti-gay when convenient to his political fortunes, is something that gay Republicans should never do.

LCRs are morons. No other explanation is possible.

I go for cooper for his proposal of anti-same sex marriage. He is really considering the right path and I'm happy for him.

The issue on same sex marriage will still go its long way before it will be accepted int the community. Although there are already other people who are open-minded about it, we cannot force those few who still frown the faces whenever they hear this issue.

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