WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue May 27, 2014
Indiana GOP Considers Adding "Traditional Marriage" Language to Party Platform
Indiana Republicans will vote next month on a provision in their party’s platform that would reintroduce language about “traditional marriage.”
The Indiana GOP eliminated the language regarding traditional marriage in 2012. But party delegates last week decided to reintroduce the issue to the party platform. Republican delegates next month will vote on whether to add the following language to their platform: “We believe that strong families, based on marriage between a man and a woman, are the foundation of society.”
Not all Hoosier State Republicans back the effort to reintroduce marriage language into the party’s platform. The Indianapolis Star-Tribune quotes GOP delegate Megan Robertson—who is gay—as saying the effort is “bad for the Republican Party.”
While the proposed platform also contains language that recognizes “diverse” family structures, Robertson says the platform should focus on issues that unite the party, as opposed to dividing it.
Those backing the platform say it contains recognition of “blended families, grandparents, guardians, and loving adults” who raise children.