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DC GOP Includes Marriage Equality In Official Platform

DCGOP_EqualityThe DC Republican Committee is breaking with its party peers — hello, Texas GOP — by including marriage equality in their official platform.

Their statement, via Joe.My.God:

Yesterday, the DC Republican Committee (DCRC), the DC equivalent of a state party, became the first Republican state party to insert inclusive language into its party platform leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Under the heading of 'Family and Marriage,' the DCRC added, "We, the Republicans of the District of Columbia support the belief that all individuals, without regard to sexual orientation, are entitled to full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution and that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect."

How long before other GOP committees disown the crew from DC, where same-sex marriage is already legal?

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  1. The DC GOP?

    I didn't know they had one. What's that amount to, 5 people? DC is a Democratic bastion.

    Well, it's a nice gesture, and as they say, it's the thought that counts.

    Posted by: ChuckGG | Jun 29, 2012 1:19:29 PM

  2. GOProud members followed by releasing a statement about how disappointing this news was, because this was the kind of behavior done by "stereotypical leftist-liberals who run around with rainbow flags"


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 29, 2012 1:36:40 PM

  3. I think that the DC GOP and the national GOP probably officially ceased to communicate in any meaningful way when the only two Republican officials elected to serve on the DC Council since home rule was established either were defeated for re-election (Carol Schwartz) OR publicly split from the party (David Catania). As long as the GOP embraces its most homophobic elements, it won't do well in what's one of the most gay-friendly cities in the country. I am not a Republican, but I wish the DC group was more prominent in the party. It could only help.

    Posted by: Guy from DC | Jun 29, 2012 1:36:56 PM

  4. The DC GOP is all gay men anyway so not surprising. Still, good for them.

    Posted by: jersey | Jun 29, 2012 1:41:08 PM

  5. I'm glad to see this, but yes I agree, GOProud is going to hate this.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jun 29, 2012 1:45:29 PM

  6. word UP.
    i mean, it speaks volumes that GOProud's 2012 agenda didn't include one piece of pro-LGBT anything.

    for all this "state's rights" nonsense they always spout, they certainly refuse to promote Equality even on a STATE level.

    instead they wait for democrats and liberal-thinkers to do all the work, then they hop on a plane, get married, and benefit from the work of the liberals they cant' stop complaining about.


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 29, 2012 1:49:22 PM

  7. The headline is putting words in their mouths by saying "marriage equality." What the said is exactly what Obama used to say BEFORE he came out for marriage equality. If you read the Joe.My.God headline, he got it right. "DC Republicans Back LGBT Rights"

    Posted by: JJ | Jun 29, 2012 2:15:14 PM

  8. A paper airplane wont fly with one wing.

    Posted by: Jimmy | Jun 29, 2012 2:18:54 PM

  9. Poor left-wing haters struggling with cognitive dissonance after this news. Cannot process the fact that there are pro-gay Republicans. Desperately clinging to their comforting stereotypes.

    Posted by: AG | Jun 29, 2012 2:19:11 PM

  10. Poor poor poor sad AG. Prove us wrong, show what your amazing GOP-voting family is doing for LGBT equality.*

    *Hint: voting GOP and "hating blacks" doesn't count.

    can you show us? betcha can't :D

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 29, 2012 2:29:16 PM

  11. "...they wait for democrats and liberal-thinkers to do all the work, then they hop on a plane, get married, and benefit from the work of the liberals they cant' stop complaining about."

    No truer words spoken about GOProud! As matter of fact, that statement applies to a number of republicans. Complain about liberals and the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare)but then take advantage of the preexisting conditions clause. Or, Senator Brown voting against Obamacare then once passed he put his daughter on his health insurance because of the Act.

    Posted by: Belthazar | Jun 29, 2012 2:43:51 PM

  12. @AG, cognitive dissonance is saying you're pro-gay while raising money, campaigning, and voting for anti-gay bigots.

    Posted by: JJ | Jun 29, 2012 2:49:55 PM

  13. Agree with JJ. This headline is really irresponsible and should be edited. This vaguely worded endorsement of unspecified rights for gay people by D.C.'s ten Republicans shouldn't be equated with an endorsement of marriage equality unless and until they make such an endorsement explicit. While it may be clear to all of us here (other than the Log Cabin losers) that "full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution" necessarily includes marriage equality, there are many who presume that you can have the former without the latter.

    Posted by: Patric | Jun 29, 2012 2:57:25 PM

  14. In Blue states, conservatives are significantly more liberal than the norm, and in Red states, liberals are significantly more conservative than the norm. Go figure.

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 29, 2012 4:16:26 PM

  15. And Team Obama continues to FIGHT AGAINST the inclusion of marriage equality on the national Democratic Party platform.

    Posted by: Wayne | Jun 29, 2012 4:45:18 PM

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