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

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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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