HOUSTON, Texas (LifeSiteNews) — Texas Republicans passed a platform that called homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice” this weekend at their convention. The Republicans also affirmed their support for Biblical marriage and the sanctity of life.
“Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice,” the platform states.
It stated further:
We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. No one should be granted special legal status based on their LGBTQ+ identification.
“We affirm God’s biblical design for marriage and sexual behavior between one biological man and one biological woman,” the platform states. Biblical marriage “has proven to be the foundation for all great nations in Western civilization. We oppose homosexual marriage, regardless of state of origin.”
It also stated that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which legalized same-sex “marriage” in all 50 states, “has no basis in the Constitution and should be nullified.”
The platform also calls for “equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization” and an end to all state contracts with abortion vendors like Planned Parenthood. Texas Republicans also urged their party “to support programs that provide assistance to pregnant women” including reforming adoption rules, protecting “pregnant and parenting college students” and providing health insurance for the postpartum year.
The party also affirmed the biological reality of two sexes and suggested that legislation should be passed to allow “de-transitioners” to sue for damages against the medical professionals who mutilated their bodies.
The platform calls “gender identity disorder…a genuine and extremely rare mental health condition.”
The “denial of an immutable gender binary not only denies those with the condition proper mental healthcare,” the platform states, “but also leads to physically and psychologically abusive ‘social transitioning’ as well as irreversible physical mutilation.”
The legislature should require all official documents to show the person’s “biological gender” and should create “civil penalties and fiscal compensation awarded to de-transitioners who have received ‘gender affirming surgery’ as compensation for malpractice.”
The party also called for an end to no-fault divorce laws. “We urge the Legislature to rescind unilateral no-fault divorce laws and support covenant marriage and to pass legislation extending the period of time in which a divorce may occur to six months after the date of filing for divorce.”
Under covenant marriage laws, “spouses will receive pre-marital counseling before their wedding and marital counseling when they are considering a divorce,” according to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute.