GOP considers LGBT exclusion in "autopsy" of 2012 performance

A failure to appear inclusive is among the reasons the GOP fell out of favor with some voters in 2012, according to a report from the Republican National Committee that reviews the party's performance last year and seeks to identify ways to broaden its appeal. "Already, there is a generational difference within the conservative movement about issues involving the treatment and the rights of gays -- and for many younger voters, these issues are a gateway into whether the Party is a place they want to be," the report said, concluding that Republicans should campaign among gay Americans, "and demonstrate we care about them too." In announcing the report's findings, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus did not directly address policy changes that might attract more LGBT support. "I think it's about being decent. I think it's about dignity and respect," he said.

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