DNC May Collaborate On Opposition To State Marriage Amendments | The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), said on Tuesday that the DNC will “certainly consider” assisting state groups in North Carolina and Minnesota fighting constitutional amendments that would ban same-sex marriage. The DNC previously offered $25,000 to the 2008 effort to oppose Proposition 8, a small sum for an $83 million campaign. When Maine was fighting a marriage amendment in 2009, however, the DNC did not contribute any money. In fact, they emailed Maine voters multiple times the week of the vote to get out the vote and even ask for their help in New Jersey, but never once mentioned the marriage amendment. Wasserman Schultz’s comments echo those of President Obama, who said on Saturday that “we’ve got to work hard to oppose” discrimination in state constitutions.