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This Is The Gay-Inclusive Democratic Platform Language

ProudDemocratWe already know that the Democratic Party will be drafting marriage equality into their official platform, but we haven't be able to see the specific language.

Until now, because BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner worked his magic and got the wording from a committee member.

Here it is:

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 puts further heat on the Log Cabin Republicans to have something to show for their efforts on the GOP platform.

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  1. @SteveMD2: The Church of England, like The Episcopal Church [TEC], is part of the international Anglican Communion - with the Archbishop of Canterbury [ABC] as its *symbolic* head. The ABC has to try to keep together the liberal churches, like TEC, and the conservative churches, like Uganda. (Just a few years ago, Uganda wanted to make homosexual behavior a capital offense.) Because of the ordination (consecration, if you prefer) of an openly gay bishop in a relationship (+Gene Robinson of New Hampshire), conservatives in the US left TEC and some Anglican churches (like Nigeria) consider themselves 'out of communion' with TEC. While many in TEC support marriage equality, it must remain at present something other than a marriage within the church. The most recent convention of TEC (this summer) has produced “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant”, which is NOT part of The Book of Common Prayer. The Church of England faces similar problems plus being the established church and all that entails regarding civil law. It does supports civil unions, but it too does not want to enter the worldwide controversy over calling the liturgy a marriage, and definitely causing a schism within the Anglican Communion.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Aug 10, 2012 8:21:44 AM

  2. Hallelujah! God bless the Democratic party, the United States Constitution, marriage, and President Obama.

    Posted by: DB | Aug 10, 2012 11:28:32 AM

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