Some disturbing news for “traditional families” and their terribly insecure boy-girl marriages, from the Washington Blade: “The Democratic Party platform drafting committee approved on Sunday language endorsing same-sex marriage in addition to other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party platform, according to two sources familiar with the drafting process.” Other confirmers have confirmed with the confirmy people. Are you reading this, Straight America? The Democratic Party has literally endorsed a mandate to end your straight marriage and force you to marry a gay person, like Elton John or the other one, within the next calendar year.
The Blade confirmed the news with Barney Frank, who knows everything that’s happening in the world thanks to his magical gay powers. The platform will not simply endorse gay marriage. That would be homophobic, if it ended there. But also rejects DOMA and supports ENDA, the evil twin acronyms who now make up the National Gay Agenda.
Retiring gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who sits on the committee, told the Washington Blade on Monday that the 15-member panel unanimously backed the inclusion of a marriage equality plank after a national hearing over the weekend in Minneapolis, in which several witnesses testified in favor of such language.
“I was part of a unanimous decision to include it,” Frank said. “There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform, which I supported, but everybody was for it.”
Frank emphasized that support for marriage equality is a position that has been established for the Democratic Party, from the president, who endorsed marriage equality in May, to House Democratic lawmakers who voted to reject an amendment reaffirming the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this month.
A Democratic National Committee staffer, who is familiar with the process and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the language in the platform approved on Sunday not only backs marriage equality, but also rejects DOMA and has positive language with regard to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The exact wording of the language wasn’t immediately available.
Don’t bother spending too much time on wording; “we endorse the opposite of whatever Rick Santorum thinks about gays” should be fine.