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    Dems to Add Gay Marriage

    Looks like Democrats were ready to support gay marriage without Joe Biden’s gaffe. The Democratic Party is likely to add gay marriage to its platform at the convention in September—the first time in history same-sex marriage will be included for any major party. Over the weekend, the 15-member platform draft committee unanimously approved adding gay marriage to their platform, retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank confirmed on Monday. Next the platform will appear before the full committee Aug. 10–12, where they will make the final decision whether to include it. A source included on the meeting told Politico that the decision was “not controversial.”

     

    Read it at Washington Blade