TINLEY PARK, Illinois (AP) - Illinois Republican party Chairperson Pat Brady will remain state party leader, despite calls for his ouster GOP members.
Specifically, Brady drew the ire of some fellow Republicans after he vocalized his support for gay marriage.
"Giving gay and lesbian couples the freedom to get married honors the best conservative principles. It strengthens families and reinforces a key Republican value - that the law should treat all citizens equally," Brady said back in January.
Brady called Saturday's closed-door session a "long, tough meeting." He also added the committee had a productive discussion about the party's future and the need to be inclusive of people who disagree with certain parts of the party's platform.
About 50 GOP members demanded Brady be fired or step down.