Skip to comments.Republican National Committee to Vote on Resolution Affirming Traditional Marriage Stance
Posted on 04/12/2013 9:06:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Members of the Republican National Committee will gather in Los Angeles on Friday for their spring meeting and vote on a resolution to continue their opposition to same-sex marriage.
The resolution is expected to pass by an overwhelming majority, according to Politico. Although the conservative party has seen some dissidents, predominant GOP leaders still believe that marriage should be defined as being between one man and one woman.
A copy of the "Resolution for Marriage and Children 2013" bears a striking similarity to the 2012 Republican Party's platform regarding same-sex marriage. The resolution states that, among other things, "the Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America."
The resolution also encourages members of the committee to implore "the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California's Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act."
The RNC is reportedly holding Friday's resolution vote in response to the recent "autopsy" report released by the committee, which sought to dissect what went wrong for the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential election.
The 100-page report suggested that the party adopt a more "inclusive" tone regarding social issues, such as same-sex marriage, in order to attract the vote of younger generations.
Although some Republicans found fault with the diction of the report, arguing that it hinted the GOP should change its stance on same-sex marriage, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus confirmed that the party does not intend to change its platform regarding the issue.
"To be clear, our principles our sound, our principles are not old rusty thoughts in some book," Priebus said after unveiling the report, as reported by ABC News. "I think our policies are sound, but I think in many ways the way we communicate can be a real problem," the chair added.
In preparation for the RNC Spring Convention, this week several conservative leaders signed a letter addressed to chairman Priebus urging him and the RNC to maintain their stance on social issues.
"We respectfully warn GOP Leadership that an abandonment of its principles will necessarily result in the abandonment of our constituents to their support," the letter, which was provided to and verified by NBC News, warned.
Recently, two GOP senators, Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois, both voiced their support for same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court is currently deciding on two cases relating to same-sex marriage, California's ban on same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act. The RNC's Spring Convention began Thursday at the Lowe's Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., and will conclude on Saturday.
You need to vote on preserving 2A rights and enforcement of illegal tresspassers, a**holes!!! Marriage needs to take a temporary backseat!
God blees the GOP on this one. Bucking popular opinion and affirming traditional values is not popular these days!!!!!!
No, it does not. We need all fractions of the party to become united. First step, then they need to do more though. Confirm 2nd amendment rights as well. You will not win a national election without having the moral component. Too many people, will not forgive candidates for past marriages/mistakes they have made in their lives.. as we see time and time again. I can over look man/ wife marital issues, many cannot.
We have to fight on all fronts. Just see what the sick f&cks are up to now.
The real reason we need the 2nd amendment is a last resort against the communist gaystapo left and their statist agenda.
Becoming united with this party that continually moves to the left in order to join with their pals the DemocRATs is enough to move me, and many others, into a legitimate third party.
What kind of mutated PCP are you mainlining?
The faggots are all about "backseats". However, defending normal cultural values can NEVER take a back seat.
What's insane is that it even needs to be voted on in the first place. The world is upside down.
I'll be impressed when they vote to kick those two turds out of the party. Kirk already votes exactly like a Democrat anyway.
I'm VERY glad the Repubs are doing this!
You can’t multitask?
For the first time I am genuinely entertaining dumping all connections to the GOP. I have been mocking “turd party” trolls around here for over a decade, but I may have to eat some crow. The GOP is weak and cowardly, and I do not associate with weakness and cowardice.
“Bucking popular opinion and affirming traditional values is not popular these days!!!!!”
I don’t think it’s popular opinion at all. If so, why has it lost the popular vote 32 times in the states it was voted on?
The Left sure can.
If the Republicans don’t, they’ll die, and deserve their passing.
We have to also be thankful that people are seeing that the Gop-e work against us. We have to lead them. I dont have the answers, just know enough we all have to balance all of these things and keep our moral compass which brings integrity to the government system. We have a great system/ the problem is the corruption and people pushing an agenda for certain groups/the making of a govt larger. If we can ever get on track, and get a right republican president, that person will have to undo Obamas overreaches.
On this vote? WHY?
Well, as long as they’re doing something productive instead of a pointless publicity stunt... oh... wait...
Big whoop. Are they also going to vote to enforce our PRESENT immigration laws and stop looking for ways around them?