FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Gay Republicans in Texas say they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.
Jeff Davis is chairman of the Texas Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group. He says a fight to remove the therapy language during the state party convention on Saturday could backfire.
Davis said Friday that gay delegates haven't settled on a strategy, but that it may be better to adopt a longer-term strategy to educate conservatives on the harms of psychological treatments that seek to turn gay people straight.
The new anti-gay language passed through a key committee late Thursday.
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law prohibiting so-called "gay conversion therapy" on minors last year. California has a similar ban.