Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Thank you, Quazi!
The notion that Democrats want black people to be on 'welfare slavery' is one of the more putrid arguments popularized by the right-wing. Please drop it. Black people don't want to hear it, I can almost assure you.
As far as marriage, it's complicated; suffice to say it's not necessarily reprehensible to want the government to be able to deny something that should be a private matter chiefly involved with the freedom of contract, but it is pretty dumb and illogical. Of course, when the two major camps are disagreeing about wanting the government to permit or not permit another type of contract, that means yes, I think both major camps are being pretty dumb.
Just speaking to reality as I have observed it in the treatment of conservative black Americans.