In an interview with Philadelphia Gay News, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who chairs the Democratic National Committee, said that she is very proud of the DNC’s support of LGBT rights, and she expects its party platform will include marriage equality this year:
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: I expect marriage equality to be a plank in the national party platform. President Obama has declared his support for it … Now, our platform committee process is a people-powered process. We have a platform committee and the platform is developed by our Democratic activists and the platform committee members, so they’ll go through a process. I hope that marriage equality, and expect that marriage equality, will be part of our platform.
Wasserman Schultz suggested last year that the DNC will “certainly consider” assisting in state ballot fights over the issue of same-sex marriage, but that was not apparent in North Carolina’s Amendment One fight this spring. She reaffirmed that the DNC is opposed to anti-gay amendments like North Carolina’s and Minnesota’s, but avoided committing any resources to the various state campaigns:
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: We are publicly opposed to all of those that are trying to roll back LGBT rights and we will continue to oppose them. The president has publicly come out against those that would roll those back.