GOP Platform Remains Firm on Marriage Despite Pressure


From the The Daily Signal:

CLEVELAND—After fending off attempts to change the Republican Party’s official position on LGBT issues and traditional marriage, a coalition of social conservatives cautiously celebrated an early victory Monday afternoon.


On the social issue front of the Republican platform, conservatives maintained a strict definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. They limited the use of single-sex bathrooms in public buildings to those of the same biological sex. And they defeated efforts to steer the party in a direction more in line with LGBT advocacy groups.

This is a major victory for NOM and our allies, and for the countless grassroots activists that communicated with their state parties and delegates on these matters leading up to the convention. The maintenance of these principles in the GOP platform comes despite millions of dollars spent by Paul Singer and others in an attempt to steer the party in a different direction.

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