You have to give the Republicans props for consistency. Letting an anti-gay officially-designate hate group write anti-gay language into the GOP platform. From Buzzfeed:
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told BuzzFeed: “You should read the entire plank on marriage, which I wrote. I feel very happy about it. I feel pretty optimistic about the outcome here.”
Calling out “an activist judiciary,” the draft document blasts “court-ordered redefinition of marriage” before taking on the Obama administration.
“We oppose the Administration’s open defiance of this principle [of separation of powers] — in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts,” the draft states.
Finally, after praising the benefits of marriage, the draft documents state, “[W]e believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage.”
And nice of the FRC to take a swipe at “activist judges” when the extent of GOP anti-judge language has in the past raised concerns about it motivating violence against judges – and that concern came from none other than GOP former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
I guess the Family Research Council is no longer so concerned about extremist rhetoric inciting violence.
Or perhaps they never really were.