Log Cabin Republicans Appeal to Gillespieposted by Jazz at 10/06/2004 04:31:00 PM
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Dear Chairman Gillespie:
I am writing on behalf of Log Cabin Republicans, the nation's largest organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans; including the 1,000,000 gays and lesbians who voted for President George W. Bush in 2000. On a personal note, I write you as a fellow Republican, fellow Catholic and fellow graduate of Catholic University. I write specifically regarding recent anti-gay tactics being employed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) and a number of GOP campaigns. While Log Cabin is busy supporting dozens of fair-minded Republican candidates for House and Senate, as well as numerous inclusive local and state candidates, and working hard to build a sustainable majority party, some in our party and at the RNC are working to knock down the Republican Big Tent.
There is much more. It's futile to try to claim that the GOP has a "big tent" in public speeches while continuing to endorse policies of exclusion. The letter is worth reading, and I recommend it to you highly.