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RNC Votes Unanimously to Reaffirm Party's Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage


The RNC has reportedly taken a unanimous vote to approve 12 resolutions, including one reaffirming the party's opposition to same-sex marriage, according to a tweet from Yahoo! political reporter Chris Moody.

Moody published the text of the resolution earlier this week.

CNN confirms the news.

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  1. Otherwise known as the resolution affirming that we are the party of old people removed contemporary life and immune to the realities of changing demographics.

    Posted by: Ernie | Apr 12, 2013 4:22:05 PM

  2. why would any Republican who was gay still want to stay with his party??? Besides the obvious, saying he was a Conservative, and that the GOP is, but other than that, why????

    Posted by: Tom | Apr 12, 2013 4:28:18 PM

  3. Rick,

    it's not just Gay Americans who are rejected by the Republicans. There are a whole bunch of Americans other than White hetero males who've been rejected by the GOP (and I certainly meant to use the word "rejected")

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 12, 2013 4:35:45 PM

  4. Oh come on, we all know that Republicans don't believe in evolution.

    Posted by: Joseph L | Apr 12, 2013 4:39:02 PM

  5. Thank goodness "Rick" finally commented. I was worried he started taking his meds again, and wouldn't be around the forums for comic value.

    'Cuz, you know, all those straight, white, christian men read the gay web site just to "keep up" on the propaganda.

    Uh Huh.

    Posted by: MarkRocks | Apr 12, 2013 5:15:28 PM

  6. Rick is right tho.

    Posted by: Rowan | Apr 12, 2013 5:20:23 PM

  7. Yippee! Irrelevancy assured!

    Posted by: Douglas | Apr 12, 2013 5:41:29 PM

  8. So much for that big rebranding effort that Reince announced, huh?

    I have to say, it is kinda nice when the shoe is on the other foot. Or I should say, the wedge is dividing the other party.

    Ken Mehlman may actually earn his penance, after all.

    Posted by: FFS | Apr 12, 2013 6:05:03 PM

  9. I totally support this latest action in the re-branding of republicans so that they won't be known as the Party of Stupid. Keep it up, guys! We dems are loving you for it!

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Apr 12, 2013 6:35:54 PM

  10. Oh really Rick? Hate to burst your bubble but the overwhelming majority of young democrats who are minorities ( blacks and hispanics) support SSM. They ain't gonna vote GOP.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Apr 12, 2013 7:11:05 PM

  11. This sort of stuff has been going on for a while. Take the case of the hapless Matt Fong's senate race against Barbara Boxer. It tuned out that Matt Fong, having some money left over from a preceding campaign, gave $50,000 to the "Traditional Values Coalition" (led by a preacher named Lou Sheldon). Then the Log Cabin Republicans got wind of it and threated to drop their endorsement of Matt Fong unless he groveled and signed a pledge to support various gay-rigths bills, which of course he did. He claimed he gave the $50,000 specifically to support bans on same-sex marriage.

    As the news hit the press, feminists started to notice as Sheldon was rabidly against women's reproductive rights, and Fong tried to make as much as possible about this donation being earmarked for a specific issue. That excuse of course is not very convincing - if you give a donation and restrict it to activity X, an organization will simply pull other sources of funding from X if it wishes.

    So what did the rest of the voters think? You had a guy who tried unconvincing excuses, who groveled to avoid losing a donation, thus showing he could be easily manipulated and that either he was not very smart or he thought the voters were not very smart. Would you want to send such a person to represent you in a snake pit like the U.S. Senate?

    Naturally, Barbara Boxer made mincemeat of him over that one.


    Posted by: Bill | Apr 12, 2013 7:56:48 PM

  12. Remember this in the off year elections in 2014, when control of the U S House and U S Senate is up for grabs and when, unfortunately, a lot of voters stay home because there is no presidential contest at the top of the ticket.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 13, 2013 1:41:08 AM

  13. I'm glad that the GOP stuck to its guns and what its base wants. They'd gain nothing by siding with gay marriage. Gay marriage supporters are Democrats anyway and aren't gonna start voting Republican...and in the meantime those who do vote Republican would be annoyed if the GOP suddenly backed Adam and Steve, and they'd lose their base. The GOP did the right thing by affirming its traditional stance.

    Posted by: Stav | Apr 13, 2013 1:51:54 AM

  14. @Stav: You are right. The battle lines are pretty clearly drawn in the cultural and economic battles in 21st century America. My hope is that the democratic and progressive forces will get out their voters, in huge numbers, in the 2014 elections and take control of the U S House and retain control of the U S Senate, so that the progressive agenda will continue to be advanced in Obama's last two years in office.

    Posted by: andrew | Apr 13, 2013 7:53:42 AM

  15. Um, yeah, Rick, like, sure, of course! Let's work with those Republicans who are, uh, "pushing for change". What a great idea! So, uh, Rick, um, like, which Republicans are "pushing for change"? I, like, sorta forgot because, well, actually, I don't know of any who are. But, that's OK. You just continue with your GOP "daddy/butt-boy" fantasies and, hey! It'll all work out, right, Rick? I hear GoProud and LCR need a few good, uh, men like yourself, Rick. They're signing 'em up even as we speak!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Apr 13, 2013 8:53:28 AM

  16. What the hell does it take to get GAY news sources to point out that the GOP opposes both SSM AND CIVIL UNIONS???????

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 13, 2013 7:18:58 PM

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