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.
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.
Thank you to @POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP for your kind commemoration of Log Cabin Republicans and best wishes for our future as we forge ahead, together, toward a more equal America.#Happy40thLCR #MAGA #LGBT #InclusionWins pic.twitter.com/2wct5QmeXY
— LogCabinRepublicans (@LogCabinGOP) January 17, 2018
‘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.’