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Republican party reaffirms its opposition to gay marriage

Republican party reaffirms its opposition to gay marriage

The Republican National Committee today voted to reaffirm the party’s opposition to gay marriage during a three-day meeting in Los Angeles.

The vote comes as public opinion polls show more than half of Americans support marriage equality. It also comes as the US Supreme Court is deciding whether or not the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 are constitutional.

Meeting at Loews Hollywood Hotel, party leaders unanimously approved 12 resolutions in all, including one affirming that marriage is ‘a union between one man and one woman.’

According to the text of a marriage resolution obtained this week by Yahoo, the resolution states: ‘[T]he Republican National Committee affirms its 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; and be it further resolved, the Republican National Committee implores the US Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.’