Republicans and Gays

GOP Platform Committee Reins in Gay Military

by Karla DialDelegates crafting the Republican Party’s platform this week took a strong stance on military issues — including vowing to protect chaplains’ conscience rights and enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act on military installations.

The platform committee also said the party opposes “anything that might weaken team cohesion, including intra-military special interest demonstrations” — such as wearing uniforms in gay pride events.

Those resolutions echo what the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty has been calling on the federal government to do since the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” became official earlier this year.  Read More