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The Indiana GOP Platform is (Once Again) Anti-Gay Marriage

Delegates at the Indiana Republican Party Convention in Fort Wayne over the weekend overwhelmingly approved a party platform opposing gay marriage – a mere two years after the state GOP chose to (temporarily) remove the anti-gay language in an attempt to appeal to more moderate voters.

Indiana-GOPThe party platform now states:

We believe that strong families, based on marriage between a man and a woman, are the foundation of society. We also recognize that some families are much more diverse and we support the blended families, grandparents, guardians and loving adults who successfully raise and nurture children to reach their full potential every day.

The AP added that a minority of delegates, mostly from Marion County, fought unsuccessfully to remove the language over concerns that it would limit the party's ability to attract new voters. Supporters, however, saw the language as a compromise. 

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  1. Another shining example of just how stupid the GOP is. With marriage equality sweeping the country faster than you can pull the lever to vote Republican, these morons adopt a platform that is SO out of touch with what is taking place. It's just mind-boggling how ignorant the GOP is and their "rebranding" platform should be entered into the Guiness Book of Records as the most unbelievable phrase ever uttered by a party that is trying to attract young voters. Yea, good luck Republicans. You'll never see anyone from your party occupy the WH as long as you continue to spew your hatred and bigotry.

    Posted by: michaelr | Jun 8, 2014 2:13:22 PM


  2. Never expect anything good from the Republicans. Particularly since they allied with the Evangelicals.

    Posted by: Joel | Jun 8, 2014 2:28:31 PM


  3. take note Gay Republicans - your party cares more about anti-gay bigots than you.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 8, 2014 2:37:14 PM


  4. Since when does compromise mean "everyone must only do it your way"?

    Posted by: JSB | Jun 8, 2014 2:37:57 PM


  5. It must be hell living in today's world when your mindset is stuck in 1953.

    Posted by: bkmn | Jun 8, 2014 2:56:41 PM


  6. They seem Nice. . .

    Posted by: Garygdw | Jun 8, 2014 3:33:40 PM


  7. I love that they try and throw in a PC code word: diverse. It's the same with the political orgs running awful ads at election time... "Americans for Rainbows & Butterflies" turns out to be the most ardently conservative, nutjob, carrying guns into Chipoltle.

    This may work with the knuckleheaded extreme of your party voting in your primaries... but I'm dubious that anyone else will believe the baloney.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jun 8, 2014 3:47:51 PM


  8. Well, it IS Indiana. It's what I have come to expect of Hoosier legislators. I'm pretty sure one house of the legislature is made-up of the village idiots.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jun 8, 2014 3:52:46 PM


  9. "We also recognize that some families are much more diverse and we support the blended families, grandparents, guardians and loving adults who successfully raise and nurture children to reach their full potential every day."

    This means they're trying to pander to all those Jerry Springer types who have scores of kids out of wedlock and pan them off on grandma and grandpa or the foster care system while daddy's in prison and mom's out carousing.

    Posted by: Guns 'n' Bibles | Jun 8, 2014 5:17:59 PM


  10. I want the Indiana GOP to put that front and center in ALL CAPS in the platform, so all Hoosiers can see how Big Tent, All Inclusive, Re-branded they are. There are many in Indiana that think this is okay, but I think there are some reasonable people still here. The Federal Judges are dealing with a lawsuit anyway, so it may not matter what they say.

    Posted by: JEFF YORK | Jun 8, 2014 5:44:50 PM


  11. I've never been to Indiana; and no desire to do so.

    But the GOP must be the most backward gang of drones in the universe.
    I expect no one in France or England has the slightest interest in Indiana, but if anyone had an interest they would surely be laughing.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 8, 2014 6:07:26 PM


  12. Indiana is the birth place of the KKK. Just sayin'

    Posted by: Amell | Jun 8, 2014 6:56:50 PM


  13. Come on. The GOP has pushed anti-black Racism for almost 50 years. Why expect them to be any different with anti-gay bigotry?

    The GOP needs someone to hate. Hate fuels the GOP to divide and conquer the masses. If it's not blacks or Latinos or gays or the poor, it's teachers or union members. Hell, look at how the GOP is attacking an American soldier and his family.

    Sad that many Americans happily fall for the GOP's crap.

    Posted by: Rodger | Jun 8, 2014 7:33:53 PM


  14. Come on. The GOP has pushed anti-black Racism for almost 50 years. Why expect them to be any different with anti-gay bigotry?

    The GOP needs someone to hate. Hate fuels the GOP to divide and conquer the masses. If it's not blacks or Latinos or gays or the poor, it's teachers or union members. Hell, look at how the GOP is attacking an American soldier and his family.

    Sad that many Americans happily fall for the GOP's crap.

    Posted by: Rodger | Jun 8, 2014 7:33:54 PM


  15. Rodger I have to agree with you. The only way the Republicans gets the masses to vote for them is by projecting hatred, bigotry, and fear. They haven't won an election without projecting one of those.

    Posted by: macmantoo | Jun 8, 2014 8:36:45 PM


  16. Yes, this is quite a compromise! NOT!

    Posted by: Bernie | Jun 9, 2014 9:35:16 AM


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