Earlier this week it was revealed that the Democratic Party will, for the first time, include a plank supporting marriage equality in its official platform at the upcoming convention in Charlotte.
From this we learned that, one, "official party platforms" are still things that technically exist. And two, at least within the Democratic Party, support for gay marriage is quickly becoming an uncontroversial position. The 15 members of the platform committee who met in Minneapolis over the weekend gave their unanimous assent to the equality plank, while a new Pew research poll showed 65% of Democrats now supporting marriage equality, as compared to just 50% of Democrats who favored allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally in 2008.
Still, it would not be politics if a few creeps didn't gather round the old glory hole and complain about other people being happy. The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, for one, sounded the death knell for the Democratic Party…
Rarely can you identify a moment in time at which a major political party sealed its own doom and relegated itself to the ash heap of history. Today is that day for the Democratic Party.
The party of Thomas Jefferson, who once wrote a law calling for the castration of those who committed the infamous crime against nature, has now enshrined sodomy-based marriage in its party platform.
Jefferson must be rolling over in his personal parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, which celebrates the unalienable, God-given right to liberty, not licentiousness.
I don't know, if the gays have torn up the Democratic Party, they've also done a hell of a job refurbishing it. All these new pastels are really bringing out the equality and basic fairness in the room.
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Tags: American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, LGBT, Marriage Equality