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Did Not 'Congratulate' Michael Steele

Log Cabin Republicans
Did Not 'Congratulate' Michael Steele

A spokesperson for the Log Cabin Republicans said an e-mail that was sent out to members Wednesday taking issue with Republican Party chief's comments on civil unions but with the subject line 'Log Cabin Congratulates Michael Steele' was the result of a clerical error.

A spokesperson for the Log Cabin Republicans said an e-mail that was sent out to members Wednesday taking issue with Republican Party chief's comments on civil unions but with the subject line 'Log Cabin Congratulates Michael Steele' was the result of a clerical error.

The e-mail used the same subject line as one sent by the organization on January 30 after Steele became chair.

"The subject line for the press release on February 24th was the result of a clerical error," Log Cabin said in a statement to Advocate.com. "It is a reflection of the previous release when Michael Steele was elected as Chairman. We disagree with the comments Chairman Steele recently made regarding civil unions, however, we look forward to a continued dialogue."

The e-mail sent out by Log Cabin in response to Steele's comments said his views on civil unions "marginalize gay and lesbian Americans, and further alienate" moderate voters.

Earlier this week, Steele responded to a questions by radio host Mike Gallagher on whether Republicans should consider civil unions for same-sex couples. He said it was out of the question.

"No, no no," he said. "What would we do that for? What are you, crazy? No. Why would we backslide on a core, founding value of this country? I mean, this isn't something that you just kind of like, "Oh, well, today I feel, you know, loosey-goosey on marriage." (Advocate.com)

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