State GOP Tables Vote on Platform
Abortion and gay marriage seen as too divisive.
The state's Republican party decided not to vote on its platform until after the election for fear that its ideas would be too divisive.
The 80-member Massachusetts Republican State Committee decided Thursday to table the vote so as to not "alienate energetic new conservatives from the party's more moderate establishment," according to a Boston Globe report.
Particularly sensitive are the sections of the platform that condemn gay marriage and abortion in all cases, without exceptions for rape or to save the life of the mother.
The state party's current Republican platform, which doesn't address gay marriage or abortion, was adopted in 2010 and isn’t due for reconsideration until the state Republican convention in 2014, the Globe reported.