Texas Republican platform committee removed worst of anti-gay language

Posted on 03 Jun 2014 at 3:38pm
Rob Schlein

Rob Schlein

Metroplex Republicans President Rob Schlein reported from the Republican state convention in Fort Worth that wording his organization wanted removed from the platform is gone.

“Good news!” Schlein wrote. “Platform subcommittee votes unanimously to remove the hateful antigay language in the platform.”

The removed language read: Homosexuality ― We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.

The platform has to be approved by the convention, but Schlein said the chair supports the removal of the language.

“We even got an apology from the subcommittee chair about the language,” Schlein said.

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