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LCR Issues Statement on House Republicans Defense of DOMA


For Immediate Release Contact: Press Secretary
(202) 420.7873

Log Cabin Republicans Issues Statement on House Republicans Defense of DOMA

(Washington, DC) – Today, Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) Interim Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo, released a statement criticizing House Republicans for their decision to incorporate ongoing counsel to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into the new Congressional Rules.

The following is a response from the LCR Interim Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo:

At a time when sound fiscal policy should be front-and-center, diverting taxpayer funds to defend the Federal Defense of Marriage Act should not be a priority, period. But the beltway buzz about Congressional Rules ignores the big picture: this debate would be nonexistent if DOMA was repealed. Following a week in which Republican Congressmen Richard Hanna and Charlie Bass joined Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in support of the Respect for Marriage Act and DOMA repeal, we urge the Republican Congress to focus on our core tenets of small government and avoid engaging in distracting social issues that do nothing more than provide political fodder to the left.

Date: 1/3/2013
Copyright 2013 Log Cabin Republicans

Log Cabin & Rep. Eric Cantor Agree: GOP Must Be “a Party of Inclusion”


For Immediate Release Contact: Casey Pick
(202) 480.2601

Log Cabin Republicans and Rep. Eric Cantor Agree: GOP Must Be “a Party of Inclusion”

(Washington, DC) – As the Republican National Convention approaches, Log Cabin Republicans agree strongly with Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) that the GOP “need[s] to be a party of inclusion, not exclusion.” In an interview with Buzzfeed, the congressman urged tolerance and acceptance of a diversity of opinion on issues including the freedom to marry.

“The Log Cabin Republicans motto is ‘inclusion wins,’ and it is encouraging to see conservative leaders like Majority Leader Cantor promoting that message as key to victory in 2012,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “From the Republican Party’s staunch support for candidates like Log Cabin member Richard Tisei to the leadership of conservative champions like Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), there is increasing support for LGBT equality within the GOP. The march to victory in 2012 and beyond will require a big tent, respecting diversity of opinion while uniting around the core issues that unite us as Republicans. We are grateful to Majority Leader Cantor for leading the way.”

Date: 7/20/2012

Copyright 2012 Log Cabin Republicans

Great things in Congress?


Senators took the first step toward allowing gays to serve openly in the military Thursday evening, with the Senate Armed Services Committee voting 16-12 to approve an amendment to the Defense authorization bill that would repeal the don’t ask don’t tell policy.

In the House, an amendment by Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) to the Defense authorization bill that would repeal the don’t ask, don’t tell policy passed the House Thursday night with Roll Call #317 on a 234-194 vote.

I would especially like to thank Judy Biggert (R-IL), Joseph Cao (R-LA), Charles Djou (R-HI), Ron Paul (R-TX), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) for their votes!

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