Great news! A super majority voted to keep the 2012 traditional marriage plank at the May 20-22, 2016, Illinois GOP Convention!
A special “Thank you!” to all those who responded to our last e-alert concerning this issue.
Delegates crowded the Illinois GOP Platform Committee Meeting as members debated whether the 2012 one-man, one-woman marriage plank should be removed from the 2016 platform. Former Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady and nine members on the Platform Committee created a revised plank that substituted “one-man/one-woman with “nuclear family.” The revised plank passed 10-7-1.
Immediately following, the seven traditional marriage platform committee members drafted a “minority report” and nearly 80 County Central Committee Chairmen signed on to bring it to a floor vote during the Saturday general session.
After a short debate, the convention went to a head count. Although only a simple majority of 490 delegates was needed to amend the platform, a final tally of 782 out of 966 delegates voted “YEA”.
It was a huge victory for traditional marriage!
- Praise the Lord for the outcome of the 2016 Illinois GOP Platform.
- May God bestow His blessing upon those who stood for traditional marriage.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke
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