Pro-gay rights conservative group upset after being shut out of convention

Pro-gay group denied booth

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A week before the Texas Republican Party convention, pro-gay rights conservative groups say they are being left out.

The Log Cabin Republicans say they were denied a booth at the event.

State Republican Chariman Steve Ministeri told KXAN delegates from Log Cabin Republicans have the right to attend and speak at the convention. But a policy officially adopted in 2012 bans groups that advocate against a major party platform from getting a booth.

The current state party platform states quote:
“The practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit.”

In a statement the Log Cabin Republicans said this denial is not about disagreements over policy, saying: “An anti-gay wing of the party that hates gay people so much they can’t stand to see us.”

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