Earlier this week I posted RNC To Discuss and Vote On Common Core Resolution, and RNC Challenged To Affirm Party Platform On Abortion And Marriage. This afternoon, via the NOM Blog, Chris Moody reports that the RNC has unanimously passed 12 resolutions. The Washington Post adds that the twelve resolutions were passed without discussion. Mark Preston writes:
The first resolution was titled “Supporting Core Values of the 2012 Republican Platform,” and endorsed the GOP platform adopted at the Republican National Convention last year. The second resolution, “For Marriage and Children 2013,” calls on the Supreme Court to “uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.”
Illinois Review has the text of the resolution on marriage and children. The chief sponsor was Carolyn McLarty, DVM RNCW for Oklahoma.
The 2013 RNC resolution on marriage and children reads as follows:
WHEREAS, the institution of marriage is the solid foundation upon which our society is built and in which children thrive; it is based on the relationship that only a man and a woman can form; and
WHEREAS, support for marriage has been repeatedly affirmed nationally in the 2012 Republican National Platform, through the enactment of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, (signed into law by President Bill Clinton), and passed by the voters of 41 States including California via Proposition 8 in 2008; and
WHEREAS, no Act of human government can change the reality that marriage is a natural and most desirable union; especially when procreation is a goal; and
WHEREAS, the future of our country is children; it has been proven repeatedly that the most secure and nurturing environment in which to raise healthy well adjusted children is in a home where both mother and father are bound together in a loving marriage; and
WHEREAS, The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of laws adopted to protect marriage from the unfounded accusation that support for marriage is based only on irrational prejudice against homosexuals; therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Republican National Committee affirms its support for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America; and be it further
RESOLVED, the Republican National Committee implores the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the sanctity of marriage in its rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Shane Vander Hart has been notified that the RNC passed an Anti-Common Core resolution. He does not yet have the exact language. Since the twelve resolutions were passed unanimously without discussion so I assume the language I posted earlier this week remained unchanged. I’ll update this post whenever I find the text of the resolution.
This is fantastic news. I’m encouraged to hear the RNC members gave unanimous support to these resolutions, and have affirmed that they are not steering the Republican Party towards becoming Democrat-Lite. Hold your members of Congress and state legislatures accountable for their words and deeds. Thank God for the passage of these resolutions and for those political leaders willing to stand for marriage, family, parents, and children.
UPDATE: April 13, 2012: Here is the RNC Counsel’s page. Resolutions from the 2013 Spring Meeting have not yet been listed.
UPDATE 2: April 15, 2012: Shane Vander Hart has the final text of the Anti-Common Core Resolution passed by the RNC this past weekend. I’ve compared it with the draft and could find no differences.
Marriage sign modified from a photograph posted at the NOM Blog.
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