Today Log Cabin Republicans are reacting to the very strong anti-gay message the Republican Party intends to deliver for the RNC next week. Despite the progress believed to have been made the conservative gay leader Clarke Cooper, executive directior of the Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement clearly upset on his party’s anti-gay position:
“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,”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.”
Yesterday, in wording of a much stronger language on their stance opposing gay marriage, the draft from the Republican Party will address in the Republican National Convention next week, the party will make their anti-gay marriage stance clear:
The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society. The Republican Party platform will strongly oppose the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that bars recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages, in court and will support “a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman”
The message in the draft also took direct opposition to President Obama’s Administration in his supporting gay rights stating:
“We oppose the Administration’s open defiance of this principle [of separation of powers] — in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts…[W]e believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage.”
The GOP language in the draft of their statment also made note that they do support fair treatment and ”the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity,” (NOTICE HOW THEY DIDN’T SAY EQUALLY) Well here’s another clue for you Log Cabin Republicans. To me, respect and dignity go hand with equality but I surmise that the republican platform does not share in this philosophy.
In closing, Copper stated that he feels overall that the republican party is supportive of LGBT rights:
“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.”
Is that so Mr. Cooper? And again notice that they did not say EQUALLY did they? So long as they’re polite and nice to your face about denying your civil and human rights with a smile then that makes it okay? I don’t think so.
Typically I am not so blunt in the delivery of my opinion, but honestly Mr. Cooper and other Log Cabin Republicans, what the hell did you expect the platform to look like on gay rights? What about job security and making sure that you are not harassed and/or fired for being gay with laws like ENDA would enforce yet they don’t support? The republican party has voted against marriage equality in every election year and continually brought up measures to deny you your rights as a citizen of this country? So again, what the hell did you expect them to do this election? What did you expect when they use verbiage stating that the “future of marriage affects freedom” but don’t give a damn about your freedom and your rights?
I’m not gloating because I know you’re upset and I take no pleasure in seeing anyone hurting or suffering and I disagree with several things within my party affiliation of the Democrats but they definitely don’t support hate and inequality. Hopefully you are beginning to see how damning and ass backwards the leaders in your political party have become.