An Alabama Republican Party member's Facebook post in support of gay marriage catalyzed a proposed amendment to the state party's bylaws that would remove anyone publicly supporting a position contrary to the national GOP platform from its steering committee, Yellowhammer News reported Thursday.
Alabama College Republicans Chairwoman Stephanie Petelos posted a positive reaction to the Supreme Court's striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act on Facebook this summer and invited her friends to "like" a page called "Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry," according to the news website.
“I feel like as a member of the Steering Committee and leadership, that you have a higher duty to support the party’s platform in your official capacity,” Don Wallace, the president of the Alabama Republican Assembly and the party member who proposed the amendment, told the Yellowhammer News. “When the College Republican Chairwoman made official statements in conflict with the party platform’s support for traditional marriage, as well as the Governor and Chairman Armistead, I believe that requires action by the Republican Party on both procedural and moral grounds.”
The Alabama GOP's executive committee will vote on the amendment on Aug. 24, according to the news website.