Late Night: Elephants on Parade

Tampa! Guess what? The RNC seated the delegates from Puerto Rico, U.S. Samoa and Guam up front to show the diversity of the GOP.  However, residents of those territories can’t vote in the Presidential election. According to the reports on MSNBC, delegations which have minorities will be seated in camera lines. But I’ve been watching Fox News and the convention looks pretty homogeneously white.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday the Log Cabin Republicans and Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry are running a full page ad in the Tampa Tribune:

The ad, which features photos of LGBT couples and families, quotes Perkins’s platform language, which reads in part, “The institution of marriage is the foundation of civil society. Its success as an institution will determine our success as a nation.”

“We agree,” the ad continues. “That’s why Log Cabin Republicans and Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry believe that government should stop denying marriage licenses to committed gay and lesbian couples.”

The ad closes by emphasizing the “core ideals and principles” of the Republican party, “less government, more individual freedom, personal responsibility and the importance of the family.”

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