RNC delegate from Nevada Pat Kerby introduced an amendment to the Republican platform regarding homosexuality that would have read that “under the constitution, every American gets treated equally under the law.” It is not surprising that the xenophobic, misogynistic and homophobic Republican Party rejected this amendment. However, it was the statement from Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach which really stands out.
Kobach, who is the chief architect of the xenophobic SB1070 law, is an adviser to the Romney campaign on immigration rights, but in this case, he stated “Our government routinely judges situations where you might regard people completely affecting themselves like for example the use of controlled substances, like polygamy that is voluntarily entered in to. We condemn those activities even though they are not hurting other people at least directly. So this is worded way to broadly for inclusion in the platform.”
Of course, the evidence is that homosexuality is not voluntary, but rather innate and even genetic. It is not surprising, though, that the RNC would tolerate these kinds of statements given the fact that they are heavily anti-LGBT.