Representatives from Log Cabin Republicans have been credentialed to attend discussions about the Republican Party platform at the party convention in Tampa later this month, and the group says it's aiming to change the tone of the document.
"Log Cabin has gone through and we’ve noted  language in there that’s either directly unhelpful, or seen as anti-gay, and have marked it for deletion," said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin’s executive director. Meanwhile, retired Navy Capt. Joan Darrah, an out lesbian, has written to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to ask to address a convention committee about the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on gay and lesbian troops.