Thursday, August 30, 2012

Log Cabin Republicans: "Our party dropped the hammer harder because we were there"


Log Cabin Republicans have long said that their presence in the GOP helps to further the fight for equality for the LGBT community. In fact, they were allowed to sit in on the drafting of the national party's platform.

But looking back at a platform that is very anti-gay, Log Cabin Republicans now feel their presence possibly made the platform even more hostile to gays and lesbians.

From NPR interview:
"When you back someone into a corner, they fight back twice as hard," said Casey Pick of the Log Cabin Republicans, a national organization representing the interests of gays and lesbians.

"The platform is ugly and harmful," she said during a Wednesday gathering of same-sex marriage supporters at a law firm just across the Hillsborough River from the site of this week's Republican convention in Tampa, Fla.

Pick, the Log Cabin's program director and an evangelical Christian, characterized the tone of the party's discussions about same-sex marriage in meetings of the Constitution subcommittee as largely "hostile." "We lost," she said. "And you could say the social conservatives in our party dropped the hammer harder because we were there."

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