Republicans Will Vote On Resolution About The Terrors Of Pro-Gay Sex Education

The Republican National Committee’s 2016 meeting in Cleveland will include a vote on two pretty outrageous but nonetheless unsurprising anti-gay resolutions, and one mildly not anti-gay resolution as a bonus.

The first of the two anti-gay resolutions was introduced by Dave Agema, a Michigan State House representative who has posted Islamophobic Facebook updates, endorsed Russia’s anti-”gay propaganda” law, and published an article saying that gay people are responsible for 50 percent of U.S. murders. It’s titled “Resolution for Balanced Sex-Ed in Schools” and calls for sex education in the United States to “include the harmful physical aspects” of gay sex and “increase adolescent education on the spectrum of risks involved in alternative lifestyles,” whatever either of those things mean. This is because, as the resolution states, “the popular culture is portraying the homosexual lifestyle as an attractive option for school-aged children,” and “according to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) participation in the homosexual lifestyle can take up to 21 years off one’s life,” which doesn’t sound spurious at all.

The second anti-gay resolution from Louisiana’s Ross Little, “To Reserve, Strip and Pursue” (which, other than the notable lack of Oxford comma, sounds pretty hot), demands that Congress pass legislation that claims that it’s the sole province of states to determine what they will recognize as marriage. It’s in direct opposition to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, and it would pretty much put the government in conflict with itself, which just sounds great for the American people.

A third resolution, in response to Agema and Little, suggests that the RNC should become more inclusive to gays and lesbians and acknowledge the authority of the Supreme Court’s ruling, without requiring any candidates to support it individually.

Just in case you feel like this is an absolutely atrocious state of affairs, here’s a handy tool to help you find the names and contact information of your representatives (Republican and otherwise) to let them know that you find this atrocious. Or not! Whatever floats your pro- or anti-gay boat.

[Washington Blade]

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