Bil Browning

GOP Adds 3 More Anti-Sexuality Planks to Platform

Filed By Bil Browning | August 28, 2012 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: anti-gay policies, Don't Ask Don't Tell, GOP platform, platform plank, porn platform, Republican platform

Just when you thought the GOP couldn't possibly get any more prudish and anti-gay in their platform, they turn around and prove you wrong.Thumbnail image for officialsausagesuckersealzu5.jpg Republicans have added three more anti-sexuality planks to the governing document, but groups like Log Cabin Republicans continue to celebrate their participation by downplaying the prejudice and discrimination as merely "disappointing."

Not only did delegates reject language that said all Americans should be treated "equally under the law" because of its suggestion that LGBT people should have full employment rights, they also included condemnations of same-sex marriage equality and strong language advocating for a federal constitutional amendment to actively discriminate against LGBT people written by hate group leader Tony Perkins.

Delegates added language over the past couple of days that defends anti-gay laws in Africa like Uganda's proposed "Kill the Gays" legislation, attempts to undermine the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell as "the use of military as a platform for social experimentation," and calls for "vigorous" enforcement of anti-pornography laws.

Meanwhile, gay Republicans are twisting themselves in circles in an attempt to justify their participation in a party that actively condemns their very lives. Mimi Planas, co-chair of Log Cabin Republicans of Miami, tried to explain away her support to the Washington Blade, saying, "I'm gay and get that whole thing, but I also have other things in my life. There are one-issue voters that only care about that. I'm not one of those people. There are many issues that we got to look at... Yes, that's one issue and we'd like that to be different, and one day it will be."

I'd posit that as a lesbian, she has multiple issues to leave the party over. They don't want to recognize that she's capable of love and commitment, don't think she should be able to keep her job based solely on her performance, isn't fit to serve in the military, shouldn't have control over her own uterus, doesn't deserve the same pay as a man, and should pay more in taxes than billionaires.

That's not being a "one-issue voter." That's self respect.


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