300 Republican delegates were in Bend last weekend to hammer out the 2012 Party Platform. The group met at the Riverhouse on Friday and Saturday and came up with 13 points. One of the points dealt with family and removed some anti-gay language from the party platform. Ken Taylor was at the convention, as the Chair of the Crook County Republican Party: “The platform still is actually very pro-traditional family. We removed some wording that some felt was offensive. But we are still the party of traditional family values.” The platform still defines marriage as between a man and woman, really unchanged from the 2010 Republican Platform.