Texas Republicans on Thursday will decide whether to remove anti-gay language from the state's party platform.

Gay weekly the Dallas Voice reported on Tuesday that a subcommittee working on the platform removed some of the language objected to by LGBT GOP groups Log Cabin Republicans and Metroplex Republicans.

“Homosexuality – We affirm that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit. Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have been ordained by God, recognized by our country's founders, and shared by the majority of Texans,” the section read.

However, the subcommittee kept in place additional language on the subject: “Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable 'alternative' lifestyle, in public policy, nor should 'family' be redefined to include homosexual 'couples.' We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction or belief in traditional values.”

Final wording on the platform will be approved by the full state convention on Thursday night.

Texas Eagle Forum Executive Director Cathie Adams told radio station KERA that she will fight for the language to be included in the platform in its original form.

“When a culture descends to a point where homosexuality is openly accepted as a normal behavior, then a society is well on its way to demise,” Adams said.