Monday, April 14, 2014

GOP Platform OKs Abortion & 'Gay Marriage:' Nevada

With little debate or fanfare, attendees at Saturday's convention of the Nevada Republican Party overwhelmingly voted for a party platform that no longer supports natural marriage or opposes abortion. The state-wide vote followed the lead of the Clark County GOP platform adopted a few weeks earlier.  The Nevada state constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman, but as of February, the Nevada Republican governor declined to defend marriage at the 9th Circuit Appeals Court -- homosexualists win.
“I think it was about inclusion, not exclusion. This is where the party is going.”
-- Michael McDonald, State Republic Party Chairman
For background, read GOP Strategy: Dump Old Uneducated Christian Voters and also read GOP Funds Pro-abortion Homosexual Candidates as well as Biblical Beliefs Unacceptable to Illinois GOP Leaders

Many Republicans are adopting the Gay Agenda, such as NJ Gov. Chris Christie, and former Gov. Tom Ridge, and former high-profile senators, and so many more.

UPDATE 6/27/14: GOP Maine Senator Favors 'Gay Marriage' to Get Elected

-- From "Nevada GOP drops opposition to abortion from platform" by Sandra Chereb, Associated Press 4/12/14

Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public opinion shifts in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. The topics have become a political liability for the GOP, especially among younger voters.

Approval of the platform was swift compared with a prolonged, bitter debate in which conservative grassroots loyalists batted back attempts by more moderate members to scrap endorsements of GOP candidates ahead of the upcoming primary.

State Party Chairman Michael McDonald opened the convention calling for unity and for the party that has been wracked by deep divisions in recent years to set aside disagreements and focus on bigger issues.

"If we fight among each other over small issues, they've already won," McDonald said . . .

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From "Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval" by Laura Myers, Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/12/14

By a show of hands, convention-goers adopted the platform as proposed by a separate committee without the two planks on marriage and abortion, following the Clark County GOP’s lead in removing hot-button social issues from the party’s statement of its principles. Some 520 delegates attended the convention, but less than half were present when the platform was adopted at about 7:30 p.m. Little debate preceded the vote, a far contrast to earlier in day.

Republicans who sat on the platform committee said they decided not to deal with social issues this year because the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts have weighed in and it doesn’t make sense for the party of “personal freedom” to have the government or the political party get involved in people’s personal lives.

“The issue was how can we back out of people’s personal lives,” said Dave Hockaday of Lyon County, who sat on the platform committee. “We need to focus on issues where we can have an impact.”

Previously, the state party platform defined marriage as “between a man and a woman,” as does the Nevada Constitution. The past document also described the party as “pro-life,” or against abortion, a stance most Republicans still agree with.

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Also read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians as well as Homosexualists Admit Goal to End Religious Liberty