The Nevada Republican Party has dropped its opposition to gay marriage and abortion.

The change in its official position came Saturday at the state party's annual convention, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Earlier this month, the Clark County GOP voted to remove language from its platform defining marriage as “between a man and a woman.”

Convention-goers on Saturday agreed to a proposed platform void of the social issues.

“The issue was how can we back out of people's personal lives,” said Dave Hockaday, a member of the platform committee. “We need to focus on issues where we can have an impact.”

Gregory T. Angelo, national executive director of Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, predicted the move would “lead to massive Republican wins at the ballot box this fall.”

“Once again, our local Log Cabin Republicans members have made a critical difference pushing the GOP toward the right side of history by going where others fear to tread – or cannot tread because of their party affiliation,” Angelo said in a statement. “The Republican Party is at a crossroads: in a year where the Massachusetts GOP rolled back the clock and added divisive social issues to its platform, the state Republican Party responsible for nominating Sharron Angle in 2010 seems to have finally learned to focus on the issues that truly matter to voters, which will lead to massive Republican wins at the ballot box this fall.”