The Republican Party of Texas today announced its official platform – 40 pages of tribal fever swamp diving deep into election conspiracy theories, homophobia and racism.
“We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election, and we contend that Interim President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States,” the platform reads. echoing the unsubstantiated and unsubstantiated claims of the loser Donald Trump. .
The document later states that homosexuality is an “abnormal lifestyle choice” and that “we oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity”. It outlines prohibitions on any type of official affirmation or medical treatment or therapy related to “gender issues” and prescribes “reintegration therapy” for “gender dysphoria or unwanted same-sex attraction.” – making official the purpose of this term as a rebranding of conversion therapy.
The platform also calls for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting arrangements. And there’s a whole lot more: forced prayer, forced birth, forced speech, and all the other things you might find on the far right’s wish list for American life.
On Twitter, @lilyastrah describes the first 21 pages: