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RNC Heads to Hollywood To Vote on Antigay Marriage Resolution

RNC Heads to Hollywood To Vote on Antigay Marriage Resolution

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Despite calls to be more inclusive, the Republican National Committee is set to double-down on its opposition to marriage equality.

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After taking a beating in the 2012 election, the Republican National Committee is taking the next three days to regroup and redefine its national strategy at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, reports Yahoo! News.

Despite calls for the GOP to become more inclusive, Yahoo! News reports that Republican state leaders are expected to vote on a series of resolutions aimed at re-affirming "conservative principles," including opposition to marriage equality, at the conference beginning Thursday.

The "Resolution For Marriage and Children" asserts that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, and that children fare best when raised "in a home where both mother and father are bound together in a loving marriage."

Substantial scientific and social research about the outcome of children raised by committed same-sex parents has found no difference in the health and prosperity of those children compared to that of children raised by opposite-sex parents.

The resolution concludes that the RNC affirms its support for marriage "as the union of one man and one woman," and "implores the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California's Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act."

Find out what else the RNC will be discussing in Hollywood at here.

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Sunnivie Brydum

Sunnivie is the managing editor of The Advocate, and an award-winning journalist whose passion is covering the politics of equality and elevating the unheard stories of our community. Originally from Colorado, she and her spouse now live in Los Angeles, along with their three fur-children: dogs Luna and Cassie Doodle, and "Meow Button" Tilly.
Sunnivie is the managing editor of The Advocate, and an award-winning journalist whose passion is covering the politics of equality and elevating the unheard stories of our community. Originally from Colorado, she and her spouse now live in Los Angeles, along with their three fur-children: dogs Luna and Cassie Doodle, and "Meow Button" Tilly.