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Donald Trump sends letter to gay Republicans

Donald Trump sends letter to gay Republicans

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President Donald Trump sent a letter congratulating a group of gay Republicans for their 40th year anniversary.

The Log Cabin Republicans started in 1977 in California as a voice for gay conservatives.

So President Trump wanted to mark their 40-year milestone with a signed letter of congratulations.

Protest against Trump's trans military ban
Protest against Trump’s trans military ban. | Photo: Ted Eytan / Flickr

He wrote: ‘We are a Nation founded on the undeniable truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are all equal under our Constitution.

‘No matter the color of our skin or our sexual orientation, we all live under the same laws, salute the same great American flag, and are made in the image of the same Almighty God.

‘As we write the next great chapter of our Nation, we reaffirm our commitment to these fundamental truths and will work to ensure that all Americans live in a country where they feel safe and where their opportunities are limitless,’ he added.

‘What a way to start the year!’

Log Cabin’s president Gregory T. Angelo responded to the letter: ‘What a way to start the year!’

Interestingly, the board members of LCR voted not to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for President during his election campaign. They cited ‘uncertainty’ for his views on LGBTI rights.

And while many of the state factions defected, it caused turmoil within this gay Republican group.

As a result, only 14% of LGBTI voted for Trump – the lowest percentage of any Republican candidate since the metric started in 1992.

After his election victory, the Log Cabin Republicans congratulated Trump.

They also defended his first 100 days in office.

Angelo gave him an A- grade and said: ‘Trump’s first 100 days in office have been something of a mixed bag in regard to LGBT issues, but that was to be expected considering his concurrent outreach to evangelicals and to LGBT voters during his campaign.’

Head of Log Cabin Republicans still views Trump as most ‘pro-LGBT’ Republican president