California GOP softens platform on gay issues

Timothy Kincaid

September 22nd, 2015

From the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

On Sunday September 20, the California Republican Party in a near-unanimous vote removed anti-gay communications from its platform and added language in support of the LGBT community.

The CA GOP’s platform continues to oppose marriage equality, but language about “special rights” and other trigger terms were removed. This follows the recent inclusion of Log Cabin Republicans as a recognized party organization and reflects the realization that anti-gay policies no longer have widespread support.

The state party also softened positions on immigration.

Ben in oakland

September 22nd, 2015

Well, isn’t that nice. they’be removed the inflammatory language, but still oppose equality.

In other words, this time they’ll use lube.

I would prefer it myself that they be honest about it and just express their intolerance honestly, rather than “softening” their position without actually changing it. They are still not giving me the slightest reason ever to vote for a republican, which I haven’t done since JohnAnderson ran for president, and Milton marks was still alive.

They are still the party of the antigay, the theofascists, and the hypocrites, fiscal and moral. Until they repudiate THAT…

… not a chance


September 22nd, 2015

I view this as I do the current Pope. Nothing has really changed. They want to put a nice face on what are horrible positions. As Ben said, I’d rather they be honest about their opinions of the LGBT community. Even if they removed it we can still tell that they believe LGBT people are getting “special rights” that need to be opposed.

“realization that anti-gay policies no longer have widespread support”

They should really tell the heads of the party and the individuals running for the GOP nominee that little fact. Because it looks like all of them believe they can be elected by being homophobes.


September 22nd, 2015

So instead of making apple juice, they just keep the apples in a plastic bag! Typical Republican Party! Being anti-gay does not give you votes, in the same way that – Pretending to be pro-gay, does not get you votes!


September 22nd, 2015

It sounds like the Republican Party endorsed a platform that provides the same equal opportunity to have private “helping out with people’s luggage gay sex” in public toilets!


September 22nd, 2015

“The CA GOP’s platform continues to oppose marriage equality”.

Let me guess: – “Marriage is a union between a man and a woman” [sic]

Well that sounds like equality, too bad SCOTUS already has made that decision about 3 months ago! A little late GOP of California!

“Illegal aliens” was also removed from the platform as well! Don’t tell Obama in Washington D.C. about the secret aliens in Area 51 yet either!

Paul Douglas

September 22nd, 2015

I’m with Ben on this one. When God’s Own Party decides to apologize abjectly on bended knee for 40 years of slander, harassment and abuse to the LGBT community, when they do a real mea culpa and openly recognize the shít they have dumped on us, then I might consider looking at a God’s Own Party candidate with the possibility of considering voting for him or her.
But I’m not gonna hold my breath.

Shane of CA

September 23rd, 2015

Here is the GOP California 2015 Platform [Adopted September 20, 2015]:

The Republican Party is the historic party of equal opportunity.
The Republican Party championed racial and gender equality against strong opposition.
The Republican Party is the party of equal opportunity. It is the Republican Party that abolished slavery and stands for the right of all persons to succeed based on merit. We oppose quotas, special rights, set asides, or guaranteed equality of results. We support laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and

FAMILY The California Republican Party affirms the family as the natural and indispensable institution for human development.
A strong and healthy family unit is the heart of the home—a safe surrounding where family decisions are made, children are raised, and morality is taught. The family is a foundation on which American society has grown and prospered for over 200 years. We support the two-parent family as the best environment for raising children, and therefore believe that it is important to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The Supreme Court’s ruling cannot and must not be used to coerce a church or religious institution into performing marriages that their faith does not recognize. We believe public policy and education should not be exploited to advocate or teach any social or political agenda.


September 23rd, 2015

“We support the two-parent family as the best environment for raising children, and therefore believe that it is important to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.”

Truly, they have a dizzying intellect!


September 23rd, 2015

More rightwing bullcrap. Micturate down your back and tell you that it really just raining. :(
Not impressed. Less anti-gay is still anti- gay.
Party of equality, my butt.

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