Gay rights is at the forefront of many political discussions today. It is expected to be one of the most considered issues in the upcoming elections. The Republican Party platform has very defined stances on gay rights, but these stances seem to have swayed some in the last few years. The Republican Party historically stands behind the traditional definition of marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. This opposition to the gay right to marriage does not come from a hatred of homosexuals, as many people try to color it, but from a belief that the institution of marriage was set up as such by our founding fathers, and has been defined this way throughout history.
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Ben Wiseman. By Frank Bruni. I have no problem with it whatsoever. During the campaign, he spoke out against a North Carolina law forbidding transgender people to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity and said that Caitlyn Jenner could use the commode of her choice in Trump Tower.
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Which brings us to the other hand, where LGBT Republicans face discouraging setbacks and party leaders who still bash them to pander to the religious base. Many Log Cabin members also expressed deep frustration at the fact that same sex marriage still haunts the party. Marco Rubio at a basketball game after her marriage to another woman, and that he congratulated her on the nuptials. So she was upset when Rubio then spoke out against marriage equality during his run for president. Ted Cruz, who has run a campaign geared towards the social conservatives and evangelicals.
A few days before a conservative U. Supreme Court voted to enact the most sweeping legal protections for LGBT Americans in decades , a Republican congressman in Virginia lost his election after he officiated a same-sex wedding last year. Denver Riggleman in a party convention which local party officials set up in place of a primary , but it was the driving one. Which raises the question: How out of step with the nation is the Republican Party on same-sex rights? Before this ruling, in roughly half of states, you could be legally fired for being gay or transgender.