The Democratic Party’s Platform Committee has unanimously approved language that incorporates support for marriage equality into the party’s official platform.
The final platform language has not been released, but sources told The Advocate there would also be an amendment in support of LGBT Americans when it comes to things like immigration and naturalization.
The amendment language approved Saturday and obtained by The Advocate says, “the administration has said that the word ‘family’ in immigration includes LGBT relationships in order to protect binational families threatened with deportation.”
In addition to its support of “marriage equality,” the platform language unveiled two days ago endorsed an inclusive Employment Non-discrimination Act with protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, and it committed the party to “continue our work to prevent vicious bullying of young people and support LGBT youth.”
The proposal now has to be ratified at the national convention next month in Charlotte. Let’s do this.