Republican National Committee votes to keep 2016 platform that calls for ban on same-sex marriage

The 2020 platform will continue to oppose same-sex marriage and transgender military personnel, and will support LGBT+ conversion therapy and the rights of businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples, according to the outlet. Terry Schilling, executive director of conservative think tank, the American Principles Project, also criticised the decision, and told the outlet that not updating the platform will make the party “stale.” Mr Schilling said: “America has changed incredibly since 2016 and not updating our platform to reflect that is an unforced error. However, Mr Trump claimed on Friday that no final decision has been made on the platform, and confirmed that he wants to make the 58-page document shorter. I prefer a new and updated Platform, short form, if possible,” the president tweeted.