Gay Republicans Fire Back After Ban From Texas GOP Convention

Log Cabin Republicans called out the Texas GOP for banning them from this weekend’s convention, Insider reports.

The Texas Log Cabin Republicans, a chapter of the national LGBT Republican group, said they were not allowed to set up booths at the convention this weekend in Houston.

Texas GOP Chairman Matt Rinaldi backed the 4-3 vote to exclude the group.

"I think they made the right decision based on our rule on booth approval," Rinaldi said. "I think it's inappropriate given the state of our nation right now for us to play sexual identity politics."

Not everyone supported the move. Donald Trump Jr. criticized the decision on social media.

"The Texas GOP should focus its energy on fighting back against the radical Democrats and weak RINOS... instead of canceling a group of gay conservatives who are standing in the beach with us," Trump Jr. said.

Gay Republicans criticize:

"It's clear that inclusion wins, which makes the Texas Republican Party leadership's decision to exclude the Texas Log Cabin Republicans from their convention not just narrow-minded, but politically short-sighted," Charles Moran, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, said in a statement.

“Abnormal lifestyle choice”:

The Texas GOP attacked the LGBTQ community at the convention, labeling homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice” in their official party platform.

The convention’s list of legislative priorities also called to “ban gender modification of children” and to “stop sexualizing Texas kids,” aiming to ban any discussion in school on “sexual matters (mechanics, feelings, orientation, or 'gender identity' issues)."


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