"Four Former DNC Chairs Support Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Platform"
“Four former chairs of the Democratic National Committee called on the party on Wednesday to embrace marriage equality in the 2012 Democratic platform,” the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel reports. “We are proud that the Democratic Party fights for working families, economic justice, and equal opportunity for all,” said Howard Dean, Donald Fowler, Steve Grossman and David Wilhelm in a joint statement. “Times change but our principles must always remain strong. That is why, as former chairs of the Democratic National Committee, we stand with Freedom to Marry, 22 Democratic senators, Leader Nancy Pelosi, and more than 35,000 Americans in urging the Party to include a freedom to marry plank in the platform that is ratified at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this September.” The Obama campaign has not said if it supports the campaign, initiated by Freedom To Marry, to add the equality language to the platform, while at least 22 senators and seven co-chairs of Obama’s re-election bid have publicly embraced the concept.