Log Cabin Republicans have a proud history of fighting to build a stronger, more inclusive Republican Party. LGBT Republicans and straight allies have chosen to transform the GOP from the inside, working to overcome the forces of exclusion and intolerance. President Lincoln built the Republican Party on the principles of liberty and equality under the law. The party should return to its roots.
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The Republican Party's largest gay and lesbian organization, which endorsed President Bush in , is withholding its endorsement of the president for re-election because of his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The national board of Log Cabin Republicans voted Tuesday night to hold back the endorsement and called Mr. Bush "disloyal" to the 1 million gay men and lesbian women who it said supported his candidacy four years ago. This amendment would not only ban gay marriage, it would also jeopardize civil unions and domestic partnerships," Log Cabin political director Chris Barron said. The organization said significant victories for gay rights marked the early days of the Bush administration, including the appointment of openly gay employees in the administration and anti-discrimination protection for federal employees. Log Cabin executive director Patrick Guerriero said the administration shifted from initial reluctance over a ban on same-sex marriage to full support after the campaign decided to focus its re-election efforts on persuading evangelical Republicans who stayed at home in to go to the polls this year. The president's use of the bully pulpit, stump speeches and radio addresses to support a constitutional amendment has encouraged the passage of discriminatory laws and state constitutional amendments across America.
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Robert R. Reilly, author of the highly controversial and suppressed book, Making Gay Okay , says the capitulation of the Republicans to the homosexual lobby seemed to begin under President George W. Bush, when General Peter Pace was hung out to dry for expressing his view that homosexuality is immoral. That was in Reilly made these comments to me during an interview about his book, which describes the transformation of the homosexual rights movement from a request for tolerance into a cultural conquest.
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