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Group Calls On Democrats To Embrace Marriage Equality In 2012 Platform

Not content with President Obama’s “evolving” position on same-sex marriage, Freedom to Marry is launching a new campaign “calling on the Democratic Party to officially support marriage equality” in its 2012 platform, the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel reports. The proposed language reads, “We support the full inclusion of all families in the life of our nation, with equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law, including the freedom to marry. Government has no business putting barriers in the path of people seeking to care for their family members, particularly in challenging economic times. We support the Respect for Marriage Act and the overturning of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act, and oppose discriminatory constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny the freedom to marry to loving and committed same-sex couples.” The Party’s 2008 platform opposed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which the Obama administration is no longer defending in court.

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