Skip to comments.Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank (That was fast)
Posted on 05/11/2012 9:57:31 PM PDT by Libloather
Reid: Democratic party platform will include pro-gay-marriage plank
By Alexander Bolton - 05/10/12 01:44 PM ET
The Democrats top leader in Congress said Thursday that the partys platform will soon include a plank calling for the legalization of gay marriage.
The presidents in favor of it Im sure it will be [included], said Reid.
Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will meet in Charlotte, N.C., to vote on the party's platform in early September.
Voters in North Carolina this week approved a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
President Obama said on Wednesday that same-sex marriage should be legal. He said his thinking on the topic evolved after mulling the Golden Rule.
Obama said he was also influenced by dinnertime conversations with his wife and daughters.
"There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we're talking about their friends and their parents, and Malia and Sasha it wouldn't dawn on them that somehow their friends' parents would be treated differently. It doesn't make sense to them and frankly, that's the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective," Obama told ABC News.
Reid said Thursday that he would support the legalization of same-sex marriage in Nevada and admitted to being influenced by his children and grandchildren.
I would follow my grandchildren and my children, he said.
Reid, however, declined to say when or whether he would schedule a vote on legislation approved by the Judiciary Committee to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The law defines marriage as the legal union of a man and a woman and exempts states from having to recognize same-sex marriages certified by other states.
Well be happy to take a look at it I just dont know where it is and we have a few other things to do, Reid said.
He predicted Republicans would block the DOMA repeal.
We know Republicans wont let us get on the floor anyway, he said. Its not a Democratic problem, its a Republican problem.
Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to House Republicans last year stating that he and the president had concluded classifications based on sexual orientation as applied to same-sex couples under DOMA are unconstitutional.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also expressed support for having a plank legalizing gay marriage in the party's platform.
LOL and they picked NC for their convention because it is a swing state??? What law did they pass just this past week... hmmm thinking... thinking.... anyone ??? Anyone??? Beullor? Beullor?
42 states so far are against you harry. Go for it.
Their best argument is its unfair. So are a lot of other laws. So’s life.they can get married just like anyone else. And please don’t somehow try to equate slavery and perversion and say it’s about “rights”. There is no right to perversion.
How do the Democrats write their platform? Is it presented from the top as-is?
These people are nuts. Reid says Republicans are the problem about bringing up the Defense of Marriage Act. Huh? DOMA was passed by a huge majority in the Senate and House and signed by President Clinton in ‘95. So a position taken 15 years ago about a social requirement of the last 8000 years is a problem because some people have decided in the last 5 years that if you don’t agree with their new sophisticated position, you are a bigot.
By the way, more Obama hypocrisy. He complained that if the Supreme Court overturned obamacare, it would be an “unprecedented” action by a few judges on legislation passed by a majority. Yet, his DOJ wants to take DOMA to the SC to overturn it, even though it really was passed with a huge bipartisan majority and signed by a democrat president.
I hear they like suckers.
What next? NAMBLA or Islamic polygamy?
Good. Now let the Dems run on it.
Dingy Harry sure is a creepy little geezer. Listening to him talk gives me the creeps.
The Democratic vision is the queering of America, in both the slang sense and the literal sense. They’ve dumbed down our children, and now they want to fag them out.
I am sure that will not go over well in his Mormon community.
Note To Self - Stay Away From CHARLOTTE in September!
It’s a good thing he’s probably too old to run again. He survived last time because of his union goons. He may not be as lucky next time.
(geez..Bill Clinton claimed used underwear donated to Goodwill...Who's got a problem with animals?....)
If you go back to 1860...the Democratic Convention ended up in a total mess because half of the delegates really didn’t agree on what was put in front of them. They eventually ended up with two Democratic parties for a short time.
The problem I see here is that we are evolving in a sense where a number of Democrats really can’t agree with the “new” national Democratic vision. Their only choice is to accept the change...or just stay home.
BEND OVER,Harry(and grab your ankles)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know about 42 but I think only 30, with NC, have specifically defined marriage as one-man-one-woman through their constitutions.
The IRS will require your dog to file jointly. Also depends what tax bracket the dog falls under or do minority and/or female dogs get certain tax deductions? If you and the dog are both male then IRS considers it a same sex marriage.
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