Democrats Approve Marriage Equality Platform

From the advocate.com:

The Democratic Party made history at its national convention Tuesday when it became the first major American political party to endorse marriage equality in its platform, drawing a sharp contrast with the Republican Party’s official stance on the issue.

Delegates approved the platform with its explicit mention of “marriage equality” by voice vote on the floor of the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina shortly after 6 p.m.

Joe Jervis, blogger of Joe. My. God., has the language:

Freedom to Marry. We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government
interference.

We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional
amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.

Hooray, but I’m starting my stopwatch to see how long it will take them to start freely and boldly touting this platform.

Read the full advocate.com article

See the original Joe. My. God. blog post

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