USA, Oregon: State GOP Throws Cold Water on Young Republicans’ Marriage Equality Endorsement

Written by scott on March 13th, 2014

GOPShowing that the GOP in Oregon is just as retrograde as anywhere else, the state party rebuked the Dorchester Conference for supporting marriage equality.

Think Progress reports:

At this past weekend’s Dorchester Conference in Oregon, young Republicans convinced their fellow attendees to support marriage equality, which they did by a vote of 233-162. After numerous media outlets reported this week that Oregon Republicans were now supporting marriage equality, the Oregon Republican Party issued a statement officially distancing itself from the conference, which it described as “not an official Republican party event” and an attempt “to pull the Republican party to the left on policy issues.” Instead, the party leaders explained, the state party still maintains a platform built around “religious liberty,” which requires opposing marriage equality, because same-sex marriage is “social engineering” that is “destroying the institution” of marriage.

Will the party as a whole ever come around on marriage equality?

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