Log Cabin Republicans Officially Recognized by State GOP

Log Cabin Republicans Officially Recognized by State GOP


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On Sunday Morning, the California Republican Party voted to charter Log Cabin Republicans of California – and the vote wasn’t even close.  The landslide 861-293 vote recognizes Log Cabin Republicans as an official affiliate of the state Republican Party.

“This is about working together to win elections in California,” said John Musella, former President of the LA chapter of Log Cabin and our new state chairman. “Being officially recognized sends a strong signal that the Republicans’ ‘Big Tent’ has room for everyone. Our chartering in California should serve as an example of how every Republican organization can stand proud and work together.”

“This victory was a long time coming — the culmination of two decades of hard work by our predecessors,” said immediate past Chairman Charles Moran. “On Sunday, the California Republican Party made it clear that they will fight to earn every vote in California, and Log Cabin Republicans is a partner in taking our message of limited government, individual responsibility and personal freedom to the LGBT community. While we may not agree 100 percent of the time, we have a home in the California Republican Party.”

Also on hand working hard for the historic vote was a delegation from our own chapter including Josh Herr, Brad Torgan, and President Matthew Craffey.  “This landslide vote in support of Log Cabin is a tremendous victory for our organization, The Republican Party, and for LGBT inclusion,” said Matthew.  “The diverse display of support on the convention floor, everyone from pastors to politicians, was not only a great moment for Log Cabin, but also a pivot point for the future of our party.”

National Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans Gregory T. Angelo concurred, saying “This tremendous victory was the result of years of effort by a tireless team of Log Cabin Republicans grassroots members and supporters, but Log Cabin Republicans of California Immediate Past Chairman Charles Moran deserves special commendation for his vision, diligence, and diplomacy during the chartering process. Log Cabin Republicans was founded in California in 1977 with the simple message that inclusion wins; now, all these years later, it is poetically fitting that the Republican Party of the Golden State makes history by formally recognizing the important role Log Cabin Republicans plays in broadening GOP appeal and securing Republican wins in California and across the country.”

Help us keep the momentum by becoming a member!  For as little as $5.42 a month you can help continue the mission of Log Cabin being the Republican voice that’s pressing for inclusion inside and outside of the Republican party and espousing the true Conservative values that will help us win again in California.  Click here to become a member or renew your membership.

Here is additional media coverage of this momentous occasion:

LA Times - State GOP Formerly Welcomes Gays to the Party

Sacramento Bee - California Republicans Charter Gay GOP Group

San Francisco Chronicle - Log Cabin Republicans Earn California GOP's Overdue Recognition

Huffington Post - California Republicans Vote to Officially Recognize Gay Political Organization

Washington Post - The California GOP Just Formally Recognized a Gay Group. Welcome to the Future of Gay Politics