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Texas GOP Convention Sparks Intraparty Feud on Treatment of Gay Republicans

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Republicans, which is an organization that represents LGBTQ Republicans, earlier this month from having a booth at their state convention, sparking a debate online about the treatment of gay conservatives.The state GOP, which includes anti-LGBTQ language in their official party platform, voted 4-3 against allowing the Log Cabin Republicans from setting up their booth, according to the Dallas Voice.

The vote comes during Pride Month, with some members of the LGBTQ community sounding the alarm about a rise in homophobia and transphobia.The Log Cabin Republicans pushed back against the decision, writing in a statement that the party needs to "expand the tent" to include members of the LGBTQ community or face electoral losses."President Trump, who historically expanded the GOP's coalition, made clear that LGBT conservatives are welcome in the America First movement and the Republican Party," the organization wrote. "It's shameful that the Texas GOP leadership is choosing not to follow his lead."Some Republicans also condemned the decision.

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