Democratic National Convention Chairman Open To Including Marriage Equality In 2012 Platform

The newly appointed chair of the Democratic National Convention, Antonio Villaraigosa, has reiterated his support for marriage equality, but said on a conference call today that “it’s not for me to dictate” whether that position is part of the party’s official platform. Villaraigosa made the comments in response to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) call for Democrats to embrace the position. Freedom To Marry and other LGBT organizations are lobbying the federal party to include same-sex marriage in this year’s platform.