California Dems want same-sex marriage in party platform
Comment by Jim Campbell
California voters overturned same-sex marriage rights in a vote that stands to affect how the issue plays out elsewhere in the nation. Proposition 8, which would establish marriage as a union between a man and a woman, passed with 52.1% of the vote.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is arrogant, condescending and cares not about the will of the people of California, just those that line her campaign coffers with money to fight for another term. The seventy-nine year old senator has become completely out of touch with today’s realities.
She continually votes to raise taxes, thwarting business creation and new jobs, she has done everything in her power to damage Californian’s rights under the Second Amendment to bare arms, voted against the Keystone Pipeline which would have created 20,000 new jobs and was a major proponent of the president’s ill-advised “Health care denial and rationing plan.”
Dianne Feinstein doesn’t deserve a 5th term in the U.S. Senate, look to Elizabeth Emken a conservative to send her packing in November.
The approval marks a stunning upset in a $70 million campaign and a major victory for religious conservatives seeking to ban gay marriage in other states, and a crippling setback for the gay rights movement nationwide.
Dianne Feinstein once pandering to her “Gay–bi-sexual-lesbian-transgender” (GBLT) constituency demonstrates how she would have better served the area as a member of the House of Representatives.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, along with all the Bay Area’s House Dems have signed onto Freedom to Marry’s petition called the “Democrats: Say I Do” to include same-sex marriage rights in the Democratic Party Platform. The move was led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena
The letter says:
“To the Members of the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee:
The Democratic Party has a noble history of fighting for the human and civil rights of all Americans.
We, the undersigned, believe it is time for the party to hold true to this record and add to the legacy by taking a stand in support of the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples.
We urge you to affirm the freedom to marry in the Democratic Party by including this plank in the platform discussion of families:
The Democratic Party supports the full inclusion of all families in the life of our nation, with equal respect, responsibility, and protection under the law, including the freedom to marry. Government has no business putting barriers in the path of people seeking to care for their family members, particularly in challenging economic times. We support the Respect for Marriage Act and the overturning of the federal so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” and oppose discriminatory constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny the freedom to marry to loving and committed same-sex couples.”
Here’s the full letter.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz said she expects the plank to be in the platform this fall.