The GOP’s (other) Convention Nightmare: The American Unity Fund & the RNC's Party Platform on Marriage Equality

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    Apr 06, 2016 2:34 PM GMT
    Republicans, already girding for their most tumultuous convention in decades, now have another fight brewing: a divisive battle over gay marriage on the party’s official national platform.

    It’s an issue that drives intense passion, and one that splits the mainstream and evangelical wings of the GOP. With the convention less than four months away, both sides are mobilizing in anticipation of a bitter clash over whether the party should embrace a more moderate approach to gay nuptials, in keeping with a public that is more open to it, or maintain the hard line the party’s base demands.

    Some of the party’s biggest financiers, attempting to transform the GOP’s approach, have been helping to bankroll the American Unity Fund, a group that has launched a well-organized, behind-the-scenes effort to lobby convention delegates who will draw up the platform. It is asking them to adopt language that would accommodate same sex marriage...

  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 07, 2016 1:06 AM GMT
    The GOP base is more anti-gay than they ever have been... see the flurry of hateful state laws that allow discrimination against gay Americans.
    One of the many reasons they are a national embarrassment.
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    Apr 08, 2016 1:54 PM GMT
    Before they probably thought they were just against counter-culture, but by now they've become counter-country.

    So true how much more vocally anti-gay they've become. I used to spend time with family in summers on a lake north of Knoxville that my family would rent for everyone. We'd get a big house and a bunch of boats, lots of fun. I used to love my drives through the Great Smoky Mountains in spring or summer or autumn leaf peeping drives through the Blue Ridge in Carolina and I used to go up there quite a bit. But that was before they became so nasty. And now I can't get myself to go up there on an optional trip.

    As beautiful as are their mountains, I want nothing to do with those states. I'll wait on those trips until the Supreme Court brings some consistency to this land with comprehensive anti-discrimination law protecting LGBT in every State of the Union.

    Fuck the GOP.