Log Cabin Republicans, the nation's
largest organization representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender Republicans, has voted against endorsing Donald Trump for
According to Politico, the group's
14-member national board on Tuesday narrowly voted to “withhold”
“Withholding an endorsement is not
the same thing as opposing someone's nomination,” Log Cabin
Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo told Politico. “There were
members of our national board of directors who had very passionate
feelings in favor of both.”
Angelo said that a majority of state
Log Cabin chapters supported endorsing the Republican nominee.
However, state chapters may not endorse national candidates.
Angelo added that while Trump “could
be the most pro-LGBT president that this county has ever had,” his
inconsistencies “presented enough reservations such that the board
did not feel comfortable putting the full face of our 40-year-old
brand behind the Republican Party's nominee for president.”
In 2004, the official national group
withheld its endorsement of George W. Bush.