At last year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the controversial gay Republican organization, GOProud, caused significant controversy among Democrats and socially conservative Republicans alike.
Kristy Campbell, the spokesperson for the American Conservative Union, the organization responsible for hosting CPAC, said that GOProud's involvement in the event this year was under debate because of "concerns raised by a number of our board members."
Ultimately, the ACU board members voted to ban GOProud from sponsoring the event. Their name will not appear on any literature related to the event, and they will be barred from having their own booth explaining their positions. The members themselves, however, Campbell explained, are not banned. She said:
As always, individual members of these organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend CPAC. We look forward to hosting an extraordinarily successful CPAC 2012 in our nation's capital next February.