Skip to comments.Democrats call for marriage equality
Posted on 09/04/2012 5:31:56 PM PDT by madprof98
For the first time in history, a major political party is formally supporting gay marriage, as Democrats approved a platform Tuesday that includes a marriage equality plank, setting the party in clear contrast to Republicans.
Democratic officials say the vote puts the party squarely in the individual rights camp and that it will use the platform to lead the country to acceptance of what supporters say is a basic right. The move comes just a week after Republicans, at their national convention in Tampa, approved a platform that specifically calls for a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage
Nationally, support for gay marriage is growing, according to a poll released July 31 by the Pew Research Center, but not as quickly in the South.
The poll by the nonpartisan think tank found just 39 percent of Southerners support marriage equality while 52 percent oppose it. In every other region of the country, the poll found, a majority or plurality of voters support gay marriage. Still, Pew found, support from Southerners has grown by 8 percentage points in just four years.
Nationally, the Pew poll found gay marriages support strongest among Democrats, at 65 percent, compared with 24 percent of Republicans. Perhaps more importantly, 51 percent of independents surveyed now support the idea, compared with 44 percent in 2008.
Scott Huffmon, a political scientist at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., regularly polls South Carolina and the South. While there will be plenty of Southern voters who will not be thrilled with Democrats decision, he expects the impacts to be minimal.
Its still an issue for a lot of Southerners, but the people who feel very, very strongly about it really arent persuadable by Obama anyway, Huffmon said.
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Pandering to 4% of the population has never been considered a winning strategy.
I believe the Lord will severely judge us and withhold any blessing if we continue down this path.
Leviticus 18:22, 1 Cor 6: 9-10
I think this is great. Everyone who follows politics knows this is reality, the liberals support homosexual marriage.
I’m glad they came out and supported it. Let the chips fall where they may.
God, if you are listening or reading here today, I would love to see it.
Sums it up well.
Romney should not get sucked into this social issue debate. He should say it is a states rights issue and stay focused on the economy and jobs. Stay on message Mitt.
We have marriage equality now. Everyone has an equal right to get married. What we are NOT for is redefining marriage to fit a bigoted narrow political agenda of 2% of the population
This is sick and disturbing.....also tired of seeing DEMOCRATIC in articles... the term is DEMOCRAT. The left co-opted this word and now it is used by people who should know better.
Democrats Call For Marriage Equality
They never know when to stop.
The homosexual community is after legislatively forced acceptance rather than equal rights, which they have now. They are trying to draw a similarity to the racial inequality that was addressed in 1968.
Are the people supporting gay marriage really saying that men and women are 100% interchangeable? Man/woman, woman/woman, man/man are the same?
Are they saying that life does not begin at conception?
What are we teaching in schools in connection with basic biology? Men and women are the same? Is that not what feminists are claiming?
The next step will be to demand the government require our approval.
Then they will want mandatory government enforced participation.
The Dems are on a suicide mission. 38 states have had gay marriage up for a vote. 38 states have rejected it.
IIRC, a marriage wasn’t considered valid until it was consummated.
But there IS no inequality!
If a fag wants to come to his senses and find a nice girl and marry her, he’s completely within his rights to do so!
It is a little late for that. He is the “Father of Gay Marriage” He also supported and implemented same sex adoptions. As Governor he printed and had passed out flyers congratulating participants in a YOUTH gay pride parade. When running for Senate he promised he would be better for gays then Ted Kennedy. Is he a man of his word?
How could it be bad for the Dems. when the GOP candidate is so pro gay rights. Romney promised he would be better for gays than TED KENNEDY. Is he a man of his word?