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“Can you at the very least stand up for our right not to be killed?” one delegate asked.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-lgbt-platform-convention_us_5785106de4b0e05f05237300

Two separate attempts to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the Republican Party platform ― a statement of its core ideas and principles ― were voted down by GOP delegates on Tuesday.

An amendment introduced in the GOP Platform Committee that would have recognized “LGBT individuals, Christians, Jews, and women in particular” as victims of radical Islamic terrorism struggled to garner enough votes after several delegates complained it was unnecessarily specific.

Rachel Hoff, an openly gay delegate from the District of Columbia who delivered an impassioned speech urging her colleagues to soften their stance on gay marriage, again attempted to persuade her colleagues to practice tolerance.

“Can you at the very least stand up for our right not to be killed?” Hoff implored, noting her fellow members had already voted down an amendment on Monday that would have given the party a more neutral stance on gay marriage.