DC Republicans Endorse LGBT Equality In Party Platform

The DC Republican Committee (DCRC) has included a call for LGBT equality in its party platform. “We, the Republicans of the District of Columbia support the belief that all individuals, without regard to sexual orientation, are entitled to full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution and that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect,” the platform reads. The bold move is utterly out of step with Republican Party platforms across the country which revile gay rights; at the Texas Republican Convention earlier in June, party members included in their platform a claim that “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit.”

Ben Sherman