Republicans could be poised for a battle over LGBTI rights at the GOP convention

The so-called minority report, and the furious attempt to quash it, comes after the Trump campaign has taken a relatively lax approach to the platformThe Republican party could be poised for a fractious proxy battle over LGBTI rights after activists on the party platform committee announced they had sufficient support to potentially force a vote on the convention floor.Republican supporters of more gay-friendly policies would use a “minority report” to the GOP platform to try to strip all references to LGBTI issues from the party manifesto. Instead, it would be replaced with a scaled-back, 1,200-word statement of conservative principles. Continue reading...

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