February 4, 2014

Meghan McCain, Gregory Angelo & Fred Karger Sign
Resolution at Washington University College Republican Panel

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – In a move designed to head off anti-gay rhetoric during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, three prominent GOP leaders signed a resolution today and will send it off to the 18 prospective Republican candidates for president.

After speaking on a panel entitled “Marriage Equality and the Republican Party” in Graham Chapel at Washington University, all three Republican leaders signed what they termed the “St. Louis Resolution.”

St. Louis Public Radio reports: CLICK HERE
 Gregory T. Angelo, Meghan McCain and Fred Karger signing the St. Louis Resolution last night

The Resolution (below) lists several reasons why candidates should avoid attacking the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community which has been done in past elections. The Resolution ends with, be it “Resolved, that all Republican candidates for President of the United States in 2016 shall refrain from any anti-gay rhetoric.”
Political columnist and television host Meghan McCain, Log Cabin Republican Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo and the first openly gay candidate to run for President, Fred Karger all signed the Resolution.
The St. Louis Resolution will be sent via email to the following 18 potential Republican candidates for president: Ambassador John Bolton; Governor Jeb Bush; Dr. Ben Carson; Governor Chris Christie; Senator Ted Cruz; Ms. Carly Fiorina; Senator Lindsey Graham; Governor Bobby Jindal; Governor John Kasich; Governor George Pataki; Governor Sarah Palin; Senator Rand Paul,; Governor Mike Pence Governor Rick Perry; Senator Marco Rubio; Senator Rick Santorum; Mr. Donald Trump and Governor Scott Walker and a copy will be sent to Reince Preibus, Chairman of Republican National Committee.
“It’s time for the party of Lincoln to treat all Americans with respect and dignity,” said Meghan McCain. “If the Republican Party is ever going to attract younger voters, our candidates for president need to stop their nasty attacks and move on to issues that will unite us as a party and a country.”

minor revision of Feb. 4...also to Mike Huckabee:


February 3, 2015
To: Ambassador John Bolton, Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Chris Christie, Senator Ted Cruz, Ms. Carly Fiorina, Senator Lindsey Graham, Governor Mike Huckabee, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor John Kasich, Governor George Pataki, Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Rand Paul, Governor Mike Pence, Governor Rick Perry, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Santorum, Mr. Donald Trump, Governor Scott Walker
cc:  Reince Preibus, Chairman, Republican National Committee
Re:  Showing respect for all LGBT Americans during 2016 Presidential Campaign
Whereas as of today, all of you have been mentioned as possible candidates for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016;
Whereas there are approximately 45 million registered Republicans in the United States who come from a variety of backgrounds and hold many different beliefs; 
Whereas in 1863 Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican president, opened the Gettysburg address with, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal;”
Whereas 120 years later President Ronald Reagan spoke out for inclusion within the Republican Party and;
Whereas national polling consistently shows that:
  80% of Americans 18 to 29 support gay marriage
  61% of conservatives who are 18 to 29 support marriage equality
  56% of Republicans believe that the freedom to marry is a constitutional right
therefore, be it
Resolved, that all Republican candidates for President of the United States in 2016 shall refrain from any anti-gay rhetoric.

Meghan McCain     Gregory T. Angelo     Fred Karger