GOP leaders relent, for now, over marriage platform

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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natural marriageThe Republican platform in Indiana continues to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. 

Indiana Republican Party activists overwhelmingly voted Saturday to reaffirm language first inserted in their platform when Vice President Mike Pence was governor that defines marriage as a union "between a man and a woman."

"It's very good news," responds Micah Clark of AFA Indiana.


He tells OneNewsNow that party leaders wanted to remove the language and replace it with language about "loving adults" instead.

"And under the name of inclusivity or being inclusive," he says, "they actually excluded 52 percent of the homes in Indiana headed by married couples."

So instead of inclusive, Clark says they were being exclusive.

The GOP leaders were also ignoring the benefits that marriage has to society and to public policy.

"All the research shows that children who come from an intact home with a married mother and father do better in school," he explains. "They're less likely to be involved in crime, they're healthier, and they just have better risks of success than children in other family formations."

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