Think Progress LGBT
March 22, 2013

Earlier this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus released an investigation into the party’s 2012 electoral defeat. The so-called “Growth & Opportunity Project” urges the GOP to expand its outreach to minority groups, including people in the LGBT community. The report notes that while Republicans don’t have to embrace marriage equality or nondiscrimination protections for gay and lesbian people, “we do need to make sure young people do not see the Party as totally intolerant of alternative points of view.” But on Friday, while trying to explain why gay people should vote for the GOP to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Priebus used a stunningly tone deaf analogy, saying that he would tell gay people about his own “great marriage” to his wife, with whom he sometimes disagrees.