Uniformed military members marching in last week's San Diego Pride parade. The times, they are a-changing!
This ought to inspire the progressive base. It'll also make the Republican fundie base extremely motivated, but so what? The Democratic
[oldembed src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YQolV7dQWSg" width="425" height="239" resize="1" fid="21"] Uniformed military members marching in last week's San Diego Pride parade. The times, they are a-changing!
This ought to inspire the progressive base. It'll also make the Republican fundie base extremely motivated, but so what? The Democratic party ought to do the right thing more often - preferably without checking to see which way the wind is blowing:
A plank supporting same-sex marriage will be included as part of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform, according to an exclusive report at the Washington Blade, which notes it was a unanimous decision.
Also included is language supporting ENDA and rejecting DOMA. Retiring Congressman Barney Frank “who sits on the committee, told the Washington Blade on Monday that the 15-member panel unanimously backed the inclusion of a marriage equality plank after a national hearing over the weekend in Minneapolis, in which several witnesses testified in favor of such language,” Chris Johnson, writing at the Blade, reported today:
“I was part of a unanimous decision to include it,” Frank said. “There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform, which I supported, but everybody was for it.”
Frank emphasized that support for marriage equality is a position that has been established for the Democratic Party, from the president, who endorsed marriage equality in May, to House Democratic lawmakers who voted to reject an amendment reaffirming the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this month.
A DNC staffer, who is familiar with the process and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the language in the platform approved on Sunday not only backs marriage equality, but also rejects DOMA and has positive language with regard to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The exact wording of the language wasn’t immediately available.
The president of a conservative organization which opposes rights for LGBT people on Sunday rejected the notion that public opinion now supports marriage equality because "the polls are skewed."
Conservative columnist George Will suspects that the Supreme Court could support equal rights for LGBT people because "quite literally the opposition to gay marriage is dying... it's old people."
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