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: