July 2, 2012
The D.C. Republican Committee adopted inclusive language in its platform with a vote Thursday, becoming the first GOP state party to take such a step. The committee, which is the equivalent of a state party, made the change under the platform’s “Family and Marriage” heading, according to a news release from the D.C. chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans, which supported the move. “We, the Republicans of the District of Columbia support the belief that all individuals, without regard to sexual orientation, are entitled to full and equal protection under the laws and the Constitution and that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect,” says the new language.