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RNC to Vote on Resolution Affirming 'One Man One Woman' Marriage and Urging Supreme Court to Do the Same

The Republican National Committee is set to convene tomorrow at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in L.A. for a 3-day spring meeting where they will discuss the party's direction and vote on several motions, one of which would reaffirm party opposition to same-sex marriage, reports Chris Moody at Yahoo's The Ticket:

RncAt the meeting, a group of state party leaders is expected to submit a set of proposals to the RNC's Resolution Committee that aim to "re-affirm conservative principles." One in particular will take the temperature of the party's opposition to same-sex marriage. (The official Republican platform, which was approved at the national convention last August, calls for a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban same-sex marriage.)

According to the text of a marriage resolution, which was acquired by Yahoo News, the RNC panel will vote on a resolution stating, "[T]he Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America; and be it further resolved, the Republican National Committee implores the U. S. Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act."

While the result of the vote could reveal a headline-grabbing schism among party leaders over the issue, the same-sex marriage issue will likely not be the focal point of the conference.

The text of the resolution, via Yahoo! (click to enlarge):



Zack Ford at Think Progress notes that the six points the resolution attempts to make are backed up by citations from Mark Regnerus's politically-motivated junk science study on the inferiority of same-sex parenting or NOM's talking points.

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  1. Please RNC, do it. I love that the GOP will seal it's own fate by officially affirming in policy positions that it is the party of the past. It's like watching all those angry white faces in old news clips all pissed that a black girl is going into a high school with white kids. Those angry white faces lost that battle and they have really already lost this one too.

    Posted by: Curtisjunk | Apr 10, 2013 11:13:45 AM

  2. "Reaffirming Conservative Principles". Funny thing is, true conservative principles would be hands off marriage. It is right wing religious principles they are upholding.

    Posted by: Bubba | Apr 10, 2013 11:15:29 AM

  3. Way to stay irrelevant! That's the Grand Old Party!

    Posted by: Sean in Dallas | Apr 10, 2013 11:23:38 AM

  4. I hope they do this.

    They really know how to alienate young voters.

    Do it Republicans

    Posted by: MaryM | Apr 10, 2013 11:25:21 AM

  5. Keep it up neanderthals! You gotta give them credit - they're consistent in going in the opposite direction of the country.


    Posted by: Tim | Apr 10, 2013 11:25:45 AM

  6. Dinosaurs shaking their fists at the approaching ateroid

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 10, 2013 11:28:46 AM

  7. Oh please! Please Do This! And pick Palin as your next presidential nominee.

    Posted by: rf7777 | Apr 10, 2013 11:29:53 AM

  8. Do it do it do it!! I so want to see this happen!!!!

    Either ya believes the Bible or ya doesn't.

    Santorum '16!!!

    Petard meet hoist.

    Posted by: Do it!! | Apr 10, 2013 11:29:58 AM

  9. The republican party is suffering from their affiliation with the "Religious Right". It all comes down to accepting a deal with the devil essentially. They accept the money and support from their donors and then they are the puppet for the donor. We can't change the puppet, it no longer has it's own mind once financing is in place.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Apr 10, 2013 11:32:51 AM

  10. LOL'd at Steve's comment. Picturing a T-Rex shaking it's tiny little arms. I so want the Repub's to do this, it would seal their fate for the next 20 years at least

    Posted by: RONTEX | Apr 10, 2013 11:35:15 AM

  11. Basically this is win/win for us. If they decide to reaffirm marriage bigotry, Dems can tar and feather them with that for quite a while. If they decide against it, we'll continue to see new allies come out of the republican woodwork, and we'll get to watch the christians' as their heads explode. Not sure whose idea this "referendum" was, but they deserve out gratitude.

    Now, can I offer you some popcorn?

    Posted by: Keppler | Apr 10, 2013 11:38:20 AM

  12. It's like they went out to poll the opinions of all the grandparents and great-aunts and uncles that folks with common sense are embarrassed to be related to, and then based their party platform on what they gleaned.

    curious - all this "the GOP will lose the Christian vote!" rhetoric. where, oh WHERE, would those folks go? would they just abstain from voting altogether or create their own Jeebus party?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 10, 2013 11:40:36 AM

  13. Like lemmings jumping off a cliff into the sea.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 10, 2013 11:41:33 AM

  14. And Oklahoma passionately continues to dig the grave of the GOP. Good luck with that, you fools.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Apr 10, 2013 12:10:15 PM

  15. I just don't get it. Can someone explain to me "conservative principles"? I thought conservative was less government interference in the lives of individuals and the daily workings of the states. But they claim that in keeping with "conservative principles" they want the federal government to maintain a law that takes away states rights and establishes a barrier between personal relationships.

    I think they are jerks for maintaining their stance against marriage equality...but thats on them. I just don't get how they can call themselves one thing and do the opposite...and refuse to see that they are doing it.

    Posted by: Jay | Apr 10, 2013 12:31:08 PM

  16. Ding Dong the witch isn't dead yet.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | Apr 10, 2013 12:44:50 PM

  17. Jay - it's the same way these people want bible-based sex laws but not bible-based fiscal ones.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 10, 2013 12:45:07 PM

  18. I thought they hated Hollywood

    Posted by: Alex | Apr 10, 2013 1:05:57 PM

  19. "Dinosaurs shaking their fists at the approaching ateroid" haha awesome imagery. I thought that they were going to try and change their image and be more socially liberal, but I guess that there is still a sizeable, donating, socially conservative part of the Republican Party that will never give up this fight.

    Posted by: | Apr 10, 2013 1:11:08 PM

  20. @Jay
    Surely you jest. They want less government interference in the lives and business dealings of their rich corporate masters. Everyone else is a serf without any rights.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 10, 2013 1:25:07 PM

  21. so this is the results of their re-branding and reflection post-election. Sounds like the same hateful message to me. Maybe they'll soften it by adding a cherry on top?

    Posted by: graphicjack | Apr 10, 2013 2:15:17 PM

  22. I'm pretty certain the supreme court cannot listen to the RNC, because that would violate safeguards in place to prevent takeover by rouge politicians.

    Posted by: Garst | Apr 10, 2013 2:32:20 PM

  23. How convenient that Loews Hotel is just a dozen or so blocks northeast of West Hollywood.

    Posted by: Rexford | Apr 10, 2013 3:26:24 PM

  24. I luv it. I just love how the GOP is rigid and stubborn in their beliefs. Those who fail to change and adapt will surely die!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Apr 10, 2013 8:23:56 PM

  25. Smacks of the ol' Bait and Switch, keep attention on the failure on a national level while getting the states to do your dirty work for you. Repug bubble at work here as well.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Apr 11, 2013 8:31:13 AM

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