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Democrats approve marriage equality platform.


Freedom to Marry. 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.

My favorite bit? "...the so-called Defense of Marriage Act." Way to indicate the distaste with which that law should rightfully be regarded.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: my marriage doesn't need to be defended. Fuck off.

This actually even gave me a little thrill of pride that at this point, I'm a registered Democrat. This is unusual, considering my party registration has little to do with any love I feel for Democrats, but is rather dictated by my desire for the crazies to stop sending me snail mail political spam. I've gotten a lot fewer disgusting anti-LGBT and anti-choice political fliers since I switched away from Unaffiliated. It's been worth avoiding that constant feeling that I should be disinfecting my little mailbox on even-numbered years.

There's a lot that the Democrats do that causes me to facepalm or rageface. Sometimes simultaneously. (Which is much harder than it sounds, trust me.) But this? About fucking time someone did it, and it obviously wasn't going to be the Republicans. As far as I can tell, that party firmly wants to live in the 50s in regards to social issues, but is still squabbling over which century.

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