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Respect for Marriage Act

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Marriage Equality Will Be Part Of DNC Platform

via Reid J. Epstein and Byron Tau, Politico Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to Politico. The language was approved unanimously by a 15-member platform draft committee, and now heads for approval by the full platform committee in August. … Continue reading

Freedom To Marry Pushes DNC To Incorporate Marriage Equality Into 2012 Party Platform

via Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post An LGBT organization is calling on the Democratic Party to officially support marriage equality, launching a national campaign to get Democrats to enshrine it in the 2012 party platform — even though the head of the party, President Barack Obama, still does not support same-sex marriage. The “Democrats: Say … Continue reading

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Becomes First Republican To Cosponsor DOMA Repeal

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) has signed on as the first Republican co-sponsor of the bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. “I voted against the constitutional amendment defining marriage so I’m pleased to co-sponsor the repeal of DOMA and work with my colleagues on marriage equality,” said Ros-Lehtinen in a statement. The DOMA-repeal bill, … Continue reading

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