WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Republican leaders in New Jersey want the Republican National Committee to remove language from its national platform that they say discriminates against the LGBT community.
The Record reports the Republican State Chairmen’s Association made the call this week.READ MORE: World AIDS Day: Neighborhood Outreach Program In Harlem Raising Awareness, Offering Free Testing
The group unanimously urged the RNC and its platform committee to adopt more “neutral” language that neither supports nor condemns gay marriage. They say the party must show it’s inclusive if it hopes to win in New Jersey.
The vote was prompted by John Traier, chairman of the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization who has married his same-sex partner.READ MORE: Meisha Porter Stepping Down As New York City Schools Chancellor
The group’s resolution notes the Republican Party has supported LGBT candidates for local, county and statewide offices and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
GOP platform committee members this week approved language that opposed same-sex marriage and transgender rights.MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Explosion Rocks Home, Sparks Fire Overnight In Cypress Hills; 6 People Hurt
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