At the GOP Platform held on Monday, the Republican Party is still stuck in the past as they are insisting marriage is a “union between one man and one woman”.
However, the party will no longer be calling for a amendment to the constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
The platform is also stating, despite facts to the contrary that “children raised in a traditional two-parent household tend to be physically and emotionally healthier, less likely to use drugs or alcohol, engage in crime or become pregnant outside of marriage.”
More worryingly, though, an amendment sponsored by the Family Research Council president Tony Perkins in the subcommittee on healthcare, education, and crime pushed for conversion therapy for LGBT people.
The amendment reads: “We support the right of parents to determine the proper treatment or therapy, for their minor children.”
Initially, a more explicit embrace of the horrific practice of conversion therapy, but the text was amended after meeting with top officials in the Republican National Committee.
They further proved how much they are stuck in the past by saying that online pornography is a “public health crisis”.
One provision reads: “Pornography, with his harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions. We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing.”
As mentioned earlier, the GOP is still insisting that marriage is a “union between one man and one woman”. According to Time, a draft circulated to committee members on Sunday read: “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognise marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society.”
“For that reason, as explained elsewhere in this platform, we do not accept the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage and we urge its reversal, whether through judicial reconsideration or a constitutional amendment returning control over marriage to the States.”
This was dropped in the final draft, meaning that they won’t be pursuing a constitutional amendment of marriage, but instead they will oppose the Supreme Court decision legalising same-sex marriage and calling on the matter to be decided by the states.