Y’all-itics: July 10, 2022
In their official party platform, Texas Republicans now call homosexuality “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” The party goes even further and states that it opposes any criminal or civil penalties against “those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.” And the Texas GOP still refused to allow Log Cabin Republicans, which represents LGBTQ conservatives, to have a booth at the state convention last month. Despite this hostility, some Texas Republicans who identify as gay say the platform regarding homosexuality isn’t as bad as it seems. And in this episode of Y’all-itics, a Republican leader and former LCR chair explains why he still feels welcome in the Texas GOP even though he thinks it’s an interesting time to be an openly gay Republican.
Marco Roberts, Texas Conservative Liberty Forum