GOP poised to make crucial change to position on gay marriage: reports

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The GOP Might Soften Its Tone on LGBTQ Issues

The GOP is reportedly poised to end its push for an amendment to ban same sex marriage across the country.

CNN reports the party would leave it up to the states, citing a draft of the party platform the news outlet claims to have received ahead of the Republican National Convention.

The platform would still say the government should recognize marriage as between a man and woman and "actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society," and would still call for a reversal of the Supreme Court's decision last year that legalized same-sex marriage.

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Mitt Romney won't attend the GOP convention. 

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U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) won't attend the GOP convention. 

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President George W. Bush won't attend the GOP convention. 

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R - FL.) has said he won't speak on behalf of Donald Trump at the convention, but has been added to Wednesday's primetime speaker list. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has attended the convention, but not at main stage events.

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President George H.W. Bush won't attend the convention. 

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) won't attend the convention. 

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) won't attend the convention. 

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) won't attend the convention. 

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is reportedly refusing to speak at the GOP convention. 

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is reportedly refusing to speak at the GOP convention. 

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The news comes just days after CBS reported a group of platform committee members want to change the party's language to "equality language."

An unnamed delegate told the network, "There are ways to say things that show we are a party that believes in fairness for all Americans."

Other changes to the platform include emphasis on "trade agreements that put America first," which seems familiar.

"On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy, we are going to put America first again," Donald Trump said at a June 28 campaign event.

While the party appears ready to make a big shift on one social issue, the draft platform doesn't appear to change on abortion. Donald Trump said in April he would want the Republican platform to include exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. However, the draft platform reportedly doesn't include exceptions.

(Additional reporting by AOL.com)

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