The Republican Party has proposed a platform that does nothing for the LGBT community.
Here is what the Republicans say about marriage and the so-called activist judges.
A serious threat to our country’s constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary, in which some judges usurp the powers reserved to other branches of government. A blatant example has been the court-ordered redefinition of marriage in several States. This is more than a matter of warring legal concepts and ideals. It is an assault on the foundations of our society, challenging the institution which, for thousands of years in virtually every civilization, has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values.
As for marriage itself:
We reaffirm our support for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
We recognize and honor the courageous efforts of those who bear the many burdens of parenting alone, even as we believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage.
And then they follow with:
We embrace the principle that all Americans should be treated with respect and dignity.
Somehow the first three quotes do not add up to equal the last one.
But you have followed the posts on this site, and read the text of the marriage plank in the Democratic Party proposed platform.
We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.
We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.
We are a non-partisan group, but we believe in the issue of equality. You must decide which party, and which candidate, represents your view. Please respond with a comment letting us know: Republican or Democrat.