It appears that Texas gay Republicans have been banned from this year's state convention.
A group of gay Republicans (The Log Cabin Republicans) has tried for years to gain acceptance within the GOP. However, it appears their efforts are for nothing.
The group's gay-inclusive message has not been accepted by the strict conservative members of the GOP. The Conservative Political Action Conference a major Republican event has removed a ban on the group - but with all their efforts they are not welcome a large number of GOP events.
The Log Cabin Republicans have been denied a stall at the 2018 state convention by the Texas GOP, and this is the 20th years that they have been refused permission to attend the convention.
On April 7th the State Republican Executive Committee voted to refuse the group permission to attend, with lawmakers rejecting the group's presence just after a two-hour debate.
The Austin Statesman reported that objections were raised on religion and that the group's presence would go directly against the GOP state platform that states: “homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that have been ordained by God.”
It's important to note that no other group was denied.