At Least 20 Democratic Senators Call For Marriage Equality Platform | Responding to comment requests from the Washington Blade, a group of 20 U.S. senators have so far signed on to Freedom to Marry’s “Democrats: Say I Do” campaign, calling for the inclusion of marriage equality in this year’s Democratic Party platform. They join Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), one of many co-chairs of President Obama’s re-election campaign who spoken out earlier this week. The Blade will be updating its list as more senators respond: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sen Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
The count now stands at 21 with the support of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) makes 22.