Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia,
co-founders of the gay GOP group GOProud, have said they support gay
At the Republican National Convention
(RNC) in Tampa last week, Republicans ratified a party platform which
includes support for a federal constitutional amendment defining
marriage as a heterosexual union. Such an amendment would invalidate
gay marriage laws in six states and the District of Columbia.
Romney, Paul Ryan touch on gay marriage at RNC.)
In a BuzzFeed video recorded Thursday
at GOProud's RNC Homocon party, Barron and LaSalvia said they believe
the institution is important to gay people.
“I happen to be a pro-life social
said. “I happen to think that marriage is good for people.
Marriage is good for families and communities. And I think it's good
for gay people too.”
“Personally, I'm very for gay
marriage 'cause I'm actually married to another gay man in
Washington, D.C.,” Barron said. “So, personally, I'm very for
it.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Last year, conservative celebrity Ann
Coulter claimed she had talked GOProud “out of their gay marriage
“You're welcome, America,” she