Seems that Texas Republicans have taken a step in the right direction. Rob Schlein, president of Metroplex Republicans of Dallas, wrote yesterday that the day marked . . .
. . . the beginning of a more inclusive Texas Republican Party that has removed several anti-gay planks about banning gay scouting and gay adoption, and linking pedophilia with our sexual orientation. The core members of Metroplex Republicans have worked for years at all levels within the party to affect this change. From seeking allies at party events, to attending conventions at precinct, senate district and state levels, we have advocated for removal of all anti-gay language for a long period.
(H/t Jimmy LaSalvia’s (on Facebook ).) Emphasis added. Seems Schlein’s group adopted the exact same strategy we developed when I helmed the Log Cabin Republicans of Northern Virginia, reach out to Republicans at party events rather than demand change in public fora.
The Texas GOP may not yet have advanced as far as we would like; the party still needs to make more changes. Thanks to the efforts of groups like Schlein’s, they are moving in the right direction.
Kudos to Rob for his diligent — and painstaking work — to change minds and broaden our party’s base!