Skip to comments.Democrats to adopt historic stance on marriage
Posted on 09/03/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT by Racehorse
Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was too much, too fast, too soon, the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform.
While the plank packs no legal power, it marks a cultural milestone.
Another important societal cue that things are shifting, said Amy Simon, an Oakland pollster who is working for advocates who want to legalize gay marriage in Maine and Washington. As people are working through their conflicting feelings on this, they're looking for cues and this is another one.
The platform declaration could spark political blowback, and one of the nation's leading opponents of same-sex marriage already is trying to make it an issue in pivotal swing states that have passed laws codifying marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
By doing this, the Democratic Party is basically telling voters in places like North Carolina and Florida that they're a bunch of bigots, said consultant Frank Schubert, the strategist behind California's Proposition 8 and similar campaigns to bar gay unions in four states where marriage is on the ballot in November.
The National Organization for Marriage began airing radio ads last week in North Carolina, targeting religious African Americans.
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They are throwing the election. One has to wonder why.
If gay marriage is so wonderful, why won’t hillary or barry come out of the closet?
Hope you're right.
It is true that their gay marriage plank flies in the face of every single referendum that has been held up to now.
Obviously the people don't want this.
It’s like, “We dare you neanderthals to vote against us!”
The majority of black Christians do not support gay marriage.
The Dem platform would place no limits at all on abortion, the most extreme position ever.
Bev Perdue finished Govenor of North Carolina called her citizens just that after it was voted down
I think it meant “histrionic”
A cultural milestone on the road to hell.
That'll get them out to vote for sure.....
The majority of blacks don’t condone gay marriage, or queers, for that matter.
What a bunch of buffoons. They’re actually going to go up against the Chik-fil-A Effect in their national platform.
Good bye, Dummies.
Neither do Hispanics. These loons are committing political suicide.
How can we help?
Do nothing ... they are killing themselves.
Maybe that’s why Charlie Crist is speaking at the convention?
True, but like Hispanics they vote the tribe. Blacks want affirmative-action and Hispanics want immigration legalization. Everything else is secondary. This is why Romney and Obama are in a statistical dead heat. Single-white women who according to Gallup voted “overwhelmingly” for Obama in 2008 will be back again.
They are fundamentally transforming it.
The hispanics I know do NOT want amnesty for illegals.