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  GOP votes down civil unions
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Last EditedRP  Aug 21, 2012 01:14pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
AuthorRosalind S. Helderman
MediaNewspaper - Washington Post
News DateTuesday, August 21, 2012 05:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Republican party platform will continue to call for a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex unions, after a drafting committee rejected an attempt to allow for civil unions for gays and lesbians.

A loud majority of the committee opposed the amendment in a voice vote.

Barbara Ann Fenton of Rhode Island suggested that the 112 members of the GOP platform committee endorse new language that would call for religions to define marriage in their own way but allow government to offer civil unions to both heterosexual and homosexual couples.
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