GOP Reaffirms Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage
Not surprisingly, the Republican National Committee has reaffirmed the party’s opposition to same-sex marriage:
The Republican National Committee passed resolutions Friday reaffirming its commitment to defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and calling on the Supreme Court to “uphold the sanctity of marriage” as it weighs rulings on two landmark cases involving gay marriage.
At the RNC’s spring meeting in Los Angeles, committee members adopted a slate of resolutions unanimously and without discussion, a committee spokeswoman said.
One of the resolutions affirms the committee’s “support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America.”
Another involves the Supreme Court, which recently heard arguments in two cases involving gay marriage. One case involves California’s same-sex marriage ban, while the other involves the federal Defense Of Marriage Act, which prevents same-sex married couples from receiving certain federal benefits.
“The Republican National Committee 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,” reads the RNC’s resolution.
Like I said, this isn’t a surprise at all. While public opinion has shifted in favor of marriage equality, the base of the GOP remains heavily against it. At some point, reality is likely going to force the GOP to reassess its position on this issue, especially as more Republican officeholders come out in favor of same-sex marriage, but that day is still some time off.