Sunday, June 8, 2014

Republican Platform Doubles Down on Marriage

They debated the language of a marriage plank in the Republican platform, considered some "softer" versions, but in the end writers of the Indiana Republican platform opted for the most radical formulation of their position, one that calls that calls marriage between a man and woman the “foundation of society.” It was the only platform plank that did not receive unanimous approval. In 2012 the party opted not to include a marriage plank in its platform, but, in response to the faltering of the Indiana constitutional amendment and the wave of states legalizing same sex marriage, the party has opted to double down on its uncompromising insistence that only heterosexuals have a right to marry. Read more here.