Skip to comments.Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed
Posted on 08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say we support marriage equality is set to become a tenet of the partys beliefs.
In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.
Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled meeting of the full platform committee in Detroit. The Washington Blade confirmed the language is accurate through two sources familiar with the drafting process.
The full language reads:
We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.
We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.
This weekend in Detroit, the full platform committee will discuss the draft platform and have the opportunity to submit proposed amendments, which need to be approved by a majority of the committee voting and present. The platform will then be presented to convention delegates Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention.
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, urged the committee to adopt the plank pertaining to marriage equality as part of the Democratic platform.
Marriage equality has quickly become a mainstream American value and its a sign of the times that the Democratic Party has included language affirming the ability of gays and lesbians to marry in its draft platform, Griffin said. We encourage the Platform Committee and the delegates to the convention to adopt this strong statement that all loving and committed American families deserve equal treatment.
Additional LGBT platform draft language has been revealed stating the Democratic Partys commitment to passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The language also touts previous accomplishments, such as Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal and passage of the hate crimes protections law.
As with the marriage language, the additional LGBT language was first reported by Buzzfeed. The Washington Blade confirmed with a source familiar with the platform drafting process that the language is accurate.
We know that putting America back to work is job one, and we are committed to ensuring Americans do not face employment discrimination. We support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because people should not be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
President Obama and the Democratic Party are committed to ensuring all Americans are treated fairly. This administration hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and we must continue our work to prevent vicious bullying of young people and support LGBT youth. The Presidents record, from ending Dont Ask, Dont Tell in full cooperation with our military leadership, to passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, to ensuring same-sex couples can visit each other in the hospital, reflects Democrats belief that all Americans deserve the same chance to pursue happiness, earn a living, be safe in their communities, serve their country, and take care of the ones they love.
Well here’s the problem, and it’s a big one. The only people that care are those that were going to vote Romney anyway. This just isn’t going to make any difference.
When I was a Prosecutor, the key in trying any case is to think as the other side thinks. Well . . . those that are not us just don’t care and the polls are rocketing in their direction on this issue. While this is disgusting, to be sure, at the end of the day, it just doesn’t matter and won’t in the election. Any base energy will be a wash.
Marriage equality has quickly become a mainstream American value”
Dems continue their rush to get a seat on the Titanic.
They sure do!
ENDA should actually stand for Ending National Decency Act.
Just Lost North Carolina
Hopefully, they sink!!!
There is marriage equality the Democrats are so stupid (or evil)-—there is no special rights for Sodomites.
There is a reason why words have meaning and the Marxists pursue destruction of the language-—It is to control the ideas and perceptions of people as “Good Germans” knew you could do in the 1800’s.
Control words-—you control thought. (Association evokes “feelings”).
It is why we even talk about homosexual “marriage” which is an oxymoron and silly, ugly concept—an impossibility-—insane—irrational concept for over 3000 years.
So, after the Pavlovian conditioning-—and association-—the cognitive dissonance will create insane law——there is ALREADY marriage equality-—all males and females have the same right to marry the opposite sex. And each can only marry one-—equality of the sexes!!! even in the US.
It also is the best guarantee of children being raised by their biological parents-—their Natural Right and which is proven best for their general welfare. The government has an interest to protect the Rights of Babies—although they haven’t.
Marriage is defined and the Marxists have no right to change definitions that were in our legal dictionary for centuries when they are well-reasoned and determine the best welfare for nurturing children and for people to do their duty which is to raise and care for their biological offspring.
That Duty is the most fundamental of all duties-—to care for your own offspring-—and not be able to sell them to artificial homes like they are trinkets and inhuman==not needing a loving mother and father to develop in a natural way—the way Designed by nature’s God.
And the major issue-—Natural Law Theory says NONSENSE to sodomy-—it is a Vice and unnatural——and Just Laws preclude promoting Vice. Can’t do it in a country ruled by Laws where there is a Higher Power than just man-made Hitler-like laws.
The entire world was rife with homosexuality which always included rampant pederasty, since it is learned and modeled—and it took Christianity to rid the world of those evil practices along with slavery and women having no worth—because they were just breeders. Even in those pederastic societies—they STILL HAD MARRIAGE as WE KNOW IT—they just thought it was moral for men to have recreation with other men and boys—it was Good—their Worldview much like it still is in Afghanistan. We can not warp the minds of our young boys like the worldview of the Afghani boys who love sodomy— by recreating Greek and Afghani lifestyles with force of law which is really sick and destroys the freedom of religious thought since children will be forced to see homosexuality modeled and normalized like it was in Ancient times in Greece.
Forcing a Vice with Law is unconstitutional and Fascist.
Homosexual “marriage” is irrational and immoral. Reason is the fundamental, necessary component of all laws, along with Rights derived from God and the Laws of Nature (Moral Law), not Barney Frank or Satan.
Then why has same-sex marriage NEVER won a ballot initiative? They couldn’t even win in California until the state supreme court stepped in, same for Iowa. Only through government fiat has homosexual marriage been adopted. Were you around last week when MILLIONS of people flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support?
Wonder if this plank will drive some blacks away from the Demoncrats?
It’s political poison. They think calling it candy will make it so. Let them take it.
We don’t endorse any form of moral degredation and perversion, period.
Simple platform statement.
If I were the dems I’d watch my rear ENDA.
If anything let’s use the opportunity to end special protections based on who someone has sex with. What is genuinely unfair is that 98% of people who have sex with a certain other gender get no special protections under the law as a class of person. The dems passed Obama are for the 10% of people without care, how about showing the hypocrisy at work here against the 98% of heterosexuals?
There are a bunch of tweeners and leaners who'll be turned off in States like, oh, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin ....
For the Dems, it's about homosexual PAC and campaign money. They're rich, they splurge, they count. I hope the Dems do everything they can to identify themselves with open, unapologetic, unabashed Sodomism. Because this is gonna hurt.
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
There is a reason why...
"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.The first stage being "demoralization"...It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.... "--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
Dn't need n Weatherman t see which waybama's wind
"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"
--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."
"He [Bill Ayers] also writes about the Weathermen's sexual experimentation as they tried to 'smash monogamy.' The Weathermen were 'an army of lovers,' he says, and describes having had different sexual partners, including his best male friend."
Source: New York Times, September 11, 2001: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."
"What happens next bears watching closely, as does the response of the president, ex-Speaker Pelosi, and others on the left. Encouraged by leftists in the Democratic Party and funded by left-leaning nonprofit organizations and celebrity contributors, Occupy Wall Street may in time morph into something resembling the radical factions of the late 1960s and 1970s."
Here’s how to reverse those polls:
The above radio show discusses how in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) declared that homosexuality was not a disease simply by changing the 81-word definition of sexual deviance in its own reference manual.
It’s the truth from liberals. It shows that homosexuality was removed for political and not scientific reasons. This is step one.
Step two is to simply show that it is a deviancy and most likely a mental disorder across a spectrum. It can be treated successfully and has been.
And the major issue-Natural Law Theory says NONSENSE to sodomy-it is a Vice and unnaturaland Just Laws preclude promoting Vice. Cant do it in a country ruled by Laws where there is a Higher Power than just man-made Hitler-like laws.
beware this flanking move to make buttsex appear to be 'family' friendly and dupe the old time southern democrats into believing that 'Marriage' is actually being protected, while the pervs get a social and monetary 'equality'...
a careful reading of their 'law' will prolly show that by tweaking a couple words, it will easily morph from 'protecting' [as this article and *plank* implies] religion, to outright banning religion where marriage is concerned...any side businesses will be shuttered everytime queers dont like the cake or pics, much less if someone refuses service...
these same darwin/evolutionists that claim moral superiority to us unenlightened neandrathals, seem to have a disconnect on how queers can survive evolution beyond a single generation...
that disconnect is merely the lies being re-packaged time and time again by the original liar and murderer, cloaked in the temporal 'feel good' of our base instincts...
Incrementalism. They always start slowly, by saying that they are for religious freedom for marriage. Eventually they will take that away and force everyone to accept homosexual marriage. The next step is to gradually lower the age of consent to 12 years. Ultimately removing all age limits, as long as it is consensual. This is their main goal, to legally establish adult-child sex in society. Do not be fooled that giving them homosexual marriage will satisfy their sexual lust. They will keep pushing to remove all sexual barriers and taboos until there are no laws protecting children from homosexuals.