The Republican Party has a hostility towards LGBT Americans, and has often worked to restrict their equal rights.
Republicans Running For The 2016 Presidential Election Oppose Gay Marriage. “Leading Republican presidential candidates came to Iowa Saturday to assure social conservatives that they still oppose gay marriage, despite shifting public attitudes and the recent backlash against religious liberty laws.” [Politico, 4/25/15]
Former Republican Presidential Candidates Appeared In Anti-Gay Marriage Video Produced By Hate Group. Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee appeared in a video created by the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council that “portrays the Supreme Court’s hearing on gay marriage as an assault on religious liberties.” [MSNBC, 4/25/15]