For almost 50 years, Log Cabin Republicans has been on the front lines of the most important battles for LGBT civil rights at every level of government. In coordination with state and local governments, our chapters work at the grassroots to build and expand a more inclusive Republican Party. More than this, our headquarters in Washington, D.C. works to ensure conservative LGBT voices are heard in policy issues ranging from healthcare to foreign affairs in our nation’s capital.
In the early 1990’s, we opposed the Clinton Administration’s policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) with a three-front strategy – lobbying for repeal in Congress, consulting with the Department of Defense, and filing a suit in federal court. In the LCR case, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled on September 9, 2010 that the policy violated both the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. That December, legislation to repeal DADT was enacted with Log Cabin Republican’s support, leading to a certification by the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that repeal would not harm military readiness. That certification set the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for September 2011.
More recently, we worked with the Trump Administration to recommend to the FDA to reduce the waiting period for gay men to donate blood, slashing the restriction waiting period and putting in place a timeline for its elimination completely.
While we have earned many political and policy victories, there is still more work to be done.
Based on our Republican principles, we support
- Limited government
- A strong national defense
- A foreign policy reflective of our American values
- Low taxes and less burdensome regulation
- Personal responsibility and protected individual liberty