The amount of hate and bigotry in the Republican Party Platform emerging in advance of the Republican Convention next week is deeply disturbing.
According to the New York Times, the platform “amounts to a rightward lurch even from the party’s hard-line platform in 2012 — especially as it addresses gay men, lesbians and transgender people.” The article goes on to say that, “nearly every provision that expressed disapproval of homosexuality, same-sex marriage or transgender rights passed. The platform calls for overturning the Supreme Court marriage decision with a constitutional amendment and makes references to appointing judges “who respect traditional family values.
The Republican Party continues to talk out of two sides of its mouth, saying that it wants to expand its base while spewing out hate speech. Even Gregory T. Angelo, the president of the gay group Log Cabin Republicans, called the platform “the most anti-LGBT Platform in the Party’s 162-year history.”
The Republican Party has enshrined Anti-LGBT hate in its proposed party platform. As a gay man, I find this platform ugly, homophobic, and hurtful. It is hate speech at its worst.