The Republican National Committee (RNC) unanimously adopted resolutions against marriage equality on Friday, despite rising support for the idea among voters nationwide.
The Washington Post reported that the resolutions, which were approved without debate, include one supporting marriage “as the union of one man and one woman, and as the optimum environment in which to raise healthy children for the future of America.”
Another unanimous resolution called for the Supreme Court to “uphold the sanctity of marriage” when it delivers its rulings on cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act and the California law Proposition 8, which also defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
The resolutions were passed a day after the latest threat from social conservatives to leave the party over the issue. According to The Huffington Post, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins told supporters in a message that they should stop donating to GOP causes unless the party “grew a backbone.”