Republican leaders ask potential GOP presidential candidates to avoid anti-gay attacks

While speaking on a panel called "Marriage Equality and the Republican Party" last night, three Republican leaders signed a resolution urging Republican presidential candidates to avoid anti-gay attacks during the 2016 election. Political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger signed the "St. Louis Resolution" in front of an audience at Graham Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. McCain sits on GLAAD's National Board of Directors. 

The Resolution lists reasons why candidates should avoid anti-LGBT rhetoric that has surfaced during previous elections, and will be sent to 18 potential Republican presidential candidates. “It’s time for the party of Lincoln to treat all Americans with respect and dignity,” said Meghan McCain. “If the Republican Party is ever going to attract younger people, our candidates for president need to stop their nasty attacks and move on to issues that will unite us as a party and a country.”

See the full resolution below: