Gay Marriage Advocates Take On The Democratic Party
More than 20 Democratic Senators and gay rights groups are pushing the party to adopt a platform plank in support of same-sex marriage, Huffington Post reported. But President Obama is against it. He says he's "evolving." Here's the language they want in the platform, from the group Freedom to Marry.
Proposed Platform Plank
The Democratic Party supports the full inclusion of all families in the life of our nation, with equal respect, responsibility, and protection under the law, including the freedom to marry. Government has no business putting barriers in the path of people seeking to care for their family members, particularly in challenging economic times. We support the Respect for Marriage Act and the overturning of the federal so-called "Defense of Marriage Act," and oppose discriminatory constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny the freedom to marry to loving and committed same-sex couples.