well known for its anti-LGBTQ+ stances, but the party platform it adopted this year goes beyond even previous ones, with language calling homosexuality “an abnormal lifestyle choice” and opposing “all efforts to validate transgender identity.”The party adopted the platform Saturday at its convention in Houston, The Texas Tribune reports.

Republican elected officials aren’t required to follow the platform, but the document indicates the general feelings and direction of the party.Previous platforms included much antigay and anti-trans language, but the “abnormal lifestyle choice” statement is new.

The platform also endorses conversion therapy, as it has in the past, and calls it by a new name, “reintegrative therapy.”“Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice,” the platform reads. “We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin, and we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values.