The Republican National Committee’s executive panel voted Wednesday night to make no changes to its 2016 party platform ahead of the 2020 election in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The move means the party won’t change its official positions on issues such as same-sex marriage and will allow them to stand through 2024.
The decision by the party’s executive panel means the GOP will maintain positions in the 4-year-old policy blueprint — including criticisms of the “current administration” and “the president” that could cause confusion given Trump’s incumbency.
The 66-page document also covertly condones conversion therapy for LGBTQ youths. The amendment was originally offered by Tony Perkins, president of the anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council.
“We support the right of parents to determine the proper treatment or therapy, for their minor children,” the amendment said.