The Bexar County Republican Party in Texas will consider a resolution that endorses the “repeal of our local governments’ pro-homosexual policies,” according to Out In SA.
The resolution is aimed at a ordinance that was approved by San Antonio’s city council last year, which prohibited the local government from discriminating against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“This ordinance fundamentally is about ensuring whether you’re white or black, Christian or Jew, straight or gay, this city belongs to you,” Mayor Julian Castro said at the time. “This ordinance is about saying there are no second-class citizens in San Antonio.”
Conservatives, however, claimed that ordinance violated the religious rights of Christians who believe marriage is only between a man and a woman.
The resolution notes that “the Platform of the Republican Party of Texas declares homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nation’s founders, and shared by the majority of Texans.”
The resolution also claims that “homosexuality tears at the fabric of society” and “must not be presented as acceptable alternative lifestyle.”
San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance provides “special rights to homosexuals,” according to the resolution, and should therefore be repealed.
The resolution concludes with a threat to local officials and candidates who don’t support repealing the ordinance. The party will urge voters to “‘throw the rascals out’ and elect officials who WILL carry out the resolution,” the document warns.
The Bexar County Republican Party will vote to accept or reject the resolution during their executive committee meeting on January 8.