Uncategorized

GOP: Discrimination against gay North Carolinians OK

Check this out from the platform committee report at this past weekend’s GOP state convention in Greensboro.

Government should treat all citizens impartially, without regard to wealth, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sex, political affiliation or national origin. We oppose all forms of invidious discrimination. Sexual orientation is not an appropriate category.

It is hard not to read this and conclude that the “all citizens” that the GOP believes government should treat impartially does not include gay and lesbian North Carolinians.

4 Comments


  1. david esmay

    June 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    They listed wealth first, why would one list wealth beside race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sex. How twisted does your view of the world have to be to list wealth and political affiliation with these other categories?

  2. JeffS

    June 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    They lost me at god-given.

    “He’s my conscience. He tells me what’s right and wrong.” – Pinocchio.

    All praise Jiminy Cricket.

  3. Ron Paul Delegate

    June 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

    The Ron Paul delegation proposed a change and after much debate, it passed.

    The wording was changed to:

    Government should treat all citizens impartially.

    The tide is turning, folks.

  4. John Grooms

    June 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    So which is it? Did the party pass the discriminatory language or not? Special thanks to the News and Observer for not having any info whatsoever on this issue on their website.

Check Also

NC Policy Watch captures six awards from NC Press Association

NC Policy Watch won six awards this year ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

With just a few hours left until the crossover deadline, the state of North Carolina’s environment i [...]

On Monday morning, there was only one way left to save the Court of Appeals and a few hours with whi [...]

The political compromise that repealed HB2 was enough for the NCAA and ACC, both of which have retur [...]

Conference comes a day after new report lauds benefits of same-day registration The new line-up for [...]

How many times do we have to say it? Well, it’s worth repeating – especially in the aftermath of rec [...]

As the national pundits weigh in on President Trump’s first 100 days in office and the General Assem [...]

How the General Assembly is spending “crossover week” and what it ought to be doing The last week of [...]

To casual observers, the recent controversy surrounding public school class-size mandates in grades [...]

Featured | Special Projects

Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more


HB2 - The continuing controversy
Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s sweeping anti-LGBT law.
Read more