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Log Cabin Republicans

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Log Cabin Republicans
MottoInclusion Wins
Formation1977 (1977)
TypeRepublican, LGBT
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.[1]
Region served
United States
Executive Director
Gregory T. Angelo
AffiliationsRepublican Party

Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) is an organization in the United States. They do work within the Republican Party. They work for equal rights for LGBT people in the United States.

On February 15, 2013, the National Board of Directors made Gregory T. Angelo the director.[2]

History[change | change source]

Log Cabin Republicans began in 1977 in California as a cause for Republicans who were against the Briggs Initiative. The Briggs Initiative would have banned homosexuals from teaching in public schools. It called for the firing of openly gay or lesbian teachers.[3]

Ronald Reagan, who was running for president, was against the Briggs Initiative.[4]

LCR was against the re-election of George W. Bush in 2004 because of his support of the Federal Marriage Amendment.[5]

Platform[change | change source]

LCR acts differently from socially conservative Republicans' views or is neutral. They work for same-sex marriage, domestic partner benefits and permanent removal of the estate tax.

The LCR has no official position on abortion.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Offices & Contact Information". Log Cabin Republicans. Archived from the original on 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  2. "Gregory T. Angelo". Log Cabin Republicans. Retrieved Feb 21, 2016.
  3. "Reagan and Milk". The American Spectator. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved Feb 21, 2016.
  4. "Ronald Reagan". Our Hero. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved Feb 21, 2016.
  5. "Gays Long Loyal to GOP Agonize over Supporting Bush". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved Feb 21, 2016.
  6. "LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS ADOPT NEUTRAL POSITION ON ABORTION". THE PRO-LIFE ALLIANCE OF GAYS AND LESBIANS. August 27, 1999. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2013-06-23.