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Gay Groups "Agree" With Tony Perkins On Marriage

In an advertisement to run in Wednesday's Tampa Tribune, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin Republicans say the Republican platform's praise for marriage should include same-sex couples. The Family Research Council's Perkins does not agree.

Posted on August 28, 2012, at 12:15 p.m. ET

A couple featured in an ad urging Republicans to support the right of same-sex couples to marry.

A couple featured in an ad urging Republicans to support the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin Republicans play off the Republican platform's praise for marriage in an advertisement slated to run in Wednesday's Tampa Tribune.

Using language from the Republican Party's draft platform proclaiming that marriage is "the foundation of civil society" — language that the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins bragged about writing — the groups say, "We Agree."

Parting with Perkins, however, the groups go on to say that "government should stop denying marriage licenses to committed gay and lesbian couples," adding that such a position is "directly in line with the core ideals of the Republican Party."

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