Second Obama Re-Elect Co-Chair Backs Including Marriage Equality In Democratic Platform


A second co-chair of President Obama’s re-election campaign, former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), has come out in favor of including marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform, the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel reports. A spokesman for Feingold, who has supported same-sex marriage since 2006, says the former senator supports Freedom To Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign. This morning, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is also co-chairing the re-elect, joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in backing the effort. At least 13 of Obama’s announced co-chairs have publicly endorsed legalizing same-sex marriage.