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    Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    Democrats meeting in Minneapolis this weekend approved draft language supportive of same-sex marriage as a plank in their party's platform, two Democratic sources confirmed Monday.

    The full Democratic platform committee will now consider the same-sex marriage endorsement at a meeting in Detroit, scheduled to take place in two weeks. It will then be voted on by convention delegates in Charlotte. If approved, it would mark the first time support for same-sex marriage is included in the Democrats' platform.
    About time. It has been embarrassing that my party has been so slow on this. At least one of the political parties is trying to enter the 21st century.
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    Gay marriage headed to DNC platform

    Democrats over the weekend put themselves on track to endorse a pro-
    gay marriage
    plank for their convention platform, but neither the party nor the Obama campaign wanted to talk about it Monday.
    Six states have legalized gay marriage and three more have legalization measures on the ballot for the fall, but the gradual increase in acceptance of the issue hasnít done anything to mitigate its political touchiness this election year. Though legalization is seen as a major boost to Democratic efforts to energize the base and stoke fundraising among an active LGBT donor community, wide swaths of voters ó including in many swing states ó remain opposed.

    The 15-member Democratic Party platform draft committee unanimously approved the pro-gay marriage language at its meeting over the weekend in Minneapolis and sent the platform draft to the full platform committee, which meets in Detroit in two weeks.

    Read more: Gay marriage headed to DNC platform - Reid J. Epstein and Byron Tau - POLITICO.com

    Booooah casha! About damn time!

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Yes, it is about time. IMHO, marriage is utter foolishness (unless you plan to have children) but everyone has an equal right to hopelessly entangle themselves with someone they'll be sick and tired of in another 10 years.

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Good for them.

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

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    Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs



    About time. It has been embarrassing that my party has been so slow on this. At least one of the political parties is trying to enter the 21st century.
    Hhhmmm....it seems not everyone in the party shares your enthusiasm.

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    Washington, DC
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    A group of Black pastors held a press conference Tuesday opposing President Obama’s position of same-sex marriage. The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) called the President’s stance “disgraceful” and has launched a marriage petition in a nation-wide campaign to rallying African Americans to withdraw support from the President. In May, President Obama announced that he supports same -sex marriage- and this year’s Democratic National Convention; gay marriage language will be included in the party platform.

    Rev. William Owens, President and Founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, believes that President Obama takes the vote of the black community for granted and that he is putting the interests of his gay supporters ahead of the religious beliefs of his African-American backers.
    Black Clergy Group Opposes Pres. Obama on Gay Marriage | C-SPAN

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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

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    About time. It has been embarrassing that my party has been so slow on this. At least one of the political parties is trying to enter the 21st century.
    Not sure why this should be a federal issue.

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    Good for the black pastors. I have anecdotally observed that black folk in the south are more religiously observant and faithful than the white folks, and its spurred me to be more observant of my faith rituals. All Christians should follow their example and publicly affirm traditional marriage and oppose SSM.


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    Re: Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Good for the black pastors. I have anecdotally observed that black folk in the south are more religiously observant and faithful than the white folks, and its spurred me to be more observant of my faith rituals. All Christians should follow their example and publicly affirm traditional marriage and oppose SSM.


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    Why? Do you support banning premarital sex and non-Biblical divorce? I'm a Christian, and me supporting SSM doesn't make me any less of one. If you're going to affirm "traditional marriage" at least be consistent with it versus picking and choosing what you don't like.
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    If you seriously think you can rectify SSM with Christianity digsbe, all I can say is "good luck". I am sure the black pastors would agree.


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