MURPHYSBORO - A member of the 2012 RNC Platform Committee is delighted the RNC has affirmed the party's stance on marriage, and urges the IL GOP State Central Committee to follow suit at its Spring meeting in Tinley Park Saturday afternoon.
Friday in Los Angeles, the Republican National Committee unanimously passed several resolutions reaffirming the GOP’s stance on traditional family values, including a resolution of support for the Republican National Platform, which affirms the GOP’s long-held position that marriage should be defined exclusively as between one man and one woman. The resolutions were co-sponsored by RNC Secretary Demetra DeMonte of Pekin, Illinois.
Sharee Langenstein of Murphysboro, Illinois, was one of two Illinois Delegates that served on the National Platform Committee, helping to write the Party’s official position on a variety of issues. When the Committee debated whether to change the GOP’s stance on marriage, Langenstein received national media attention for her declaration “Our party has always been the party of defending traditional marriage. We need to continue being the party that defends traditional marriage.”
Today Mrs. Langenstein reacted to the RNC resolutions by stating, “I am very pleased that the Republican Party has unanimously opted to affirm the national platform we carefully crafted to reflect the values most important to Republicans. I call upon the Illinois State Republican Party, whose members are convening tomorrow in Tinley Park, to do the same. If the platform is to have any meaning at all, our elected officials and Party leaders must support it at every turn, both in their public positions, and in their unofficial advocacy.”