RNC Platform Calls For Gay Marriage Ban
A revised and much shorter draft of the Republican National Convention platform calls for a constitutional ban on gay marriage. But the Log Cabin Republicans' Scott Tucker is unconcerned.
Despite the stylistic change, familiar divisions are back as Republicans debate the principles over two days and strive for a united front behind McCain. That means bridging some differences, detouring around others. The platform draft calls for constitutional bans on abortion and gay marriage, two steps McCain does not support.Bwa ha ha ha.
Sharp divisions still exist in the party on social issues, but there appeared to be little taste for complicating McCain's chances by mounting a symbolic platform fight as the document is hashed out in Minneapolis.
"This isn't a hill we're going to die on," said Scott Tucker, a spokesman for the gay rights group Log Cabin Republicans. Tucker said his group is "more interested in substance than symbolism" and believes McCain to be an "inclusive candidate who understands that our party needs to reach out to all Americans to win this election."