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Democratic platform to endorse gay marriage

Pro-family groups say move will hurt the party

By Stephen Dinan and Susan Crabtree – The Washington Times – Monday, July 30, 2012

Democrats said Monday their party’s platform will support extending marriage rights to gay couples, marking the first time one of the two major parties has
endorsed it.

Rep. Barney Frank, a member of the committee drawing up the platform, told several gay-themed publications that the draft document includes language backing gay marriage, and that it will remain in the platform his party will adopt at its convention in Charlotte in September.

“It will be in the platform,” Mr. Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, told the Advocate magazine. “I am in favor of it being included and it will be included.”

The move was confirmed to The Washington Times by a party source.

Republicans said adding that plank could put some Democrats in a difficult position back home, particularly in states such as North Carolina — where the party is holding its convention — and in Virginia, Montana and Missouri, where Democratic Senate candidates have declined to embrace gay marriage.

Though legislatures and courts in many states have extended the right to same-sex couples, voters have eventually rejected gay marriage in every state where it went to a referendum, and pro-family groups said the issue will hurt Democrats. Continue reading

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