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GOP platform wording causes problems in Texas



PEORIA – "Words mean things," is the old saying, and while the Illinois Republican Party continues to deliberate whether they'll withdraw support for the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, another state is having issues with its wording on the topic.

Illinois' 2012 section on traditional marriage upholds one-man, one-woman marriage while it doesn't mention the words "same sex" or "homosexuality."

But the Texas Republican Party voted last weekend to accept its 2016 platform wording, and found after acceptance that grammatical errors in the passage on homosexuality could give the wrong impression.

The phrase at the center of the uproar suggests homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is "shared by the majority of Texans," when the original intention was to say the lifestyle is contrary to the opinions shared by the majority of Texans:


Illinois' 2012 platform – which change opponents are promoting on the IL GOP Convention floor today says: 

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  1. I don’t care what they do in the bedroom, it’s their insistence that we accept what they want to do in our businesses and work places that I find objectionable.
    What they do in the privacy of their bedrooms is out of my vision. But that isn’t enough for some of them; they want to shove it in my face.

  2. Yours is such an antiquated argument it is never even used anymore.
    “The bedroom” argument was – OF COURSE – the ‘camel’s nose under the tent’.
    And because of that, we now have men using women’s bathrooms (and vice versa) and shop owners being forced out of their businesses because they don’t want to repudiate their religious beliefs.
    Seriously, where have you been for the last 20 years that you think to throw that tired, old argument carries ANY weight?

  3. If homos weren’t so insistent in deceiving people by saying they were “born that way”.
    All behavior is a choice unless mental illness is involved.
    If homos weren’t so insistent in shoving their chosen perversion in our face and making outlandish claims about the reason they chose abnormal over normal. Then trying to demand we accept their crime against nature! We don’t have to be tolerant of homo activist’s lies and propaganda!
    “The Born Gay Hoax”