Going To The Chapel: Democrats Put Gay-Marriage Plank In Party Platform

Even more good news on the marriage front: The Democratic Party will include language endorsing same-sex marriage at its upcoming national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“I was part of a unanimous decision to include it,” Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told the Washington Blade. “There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform, which I supported, but everybody was for it.”

The draft, which hasn’t been made public yet, was decided on by a 15-member platform-drafting committee meeting in Minneapolis on Sunday. Next, the full platform committee will consider the draft in two weeks, and then it will go on to the convention in September. But according to the Blade, it’s a key tenet that won’t be removed.