Democratic leaders announced on Monday that the party is working to add homosexual marriage to its official party platform.
Reports state that a platform drafting committee recently took up a vote during a meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and agreed unanimously in favor of the inclusion. One of the members of the committee is Massachusetts senator Barney Frank, an open homosexual who recently “wed” his partner.
“It will be in the platform,” he stated. “I am in favor of it being included and it will be included.”
After the first draft is released, the platform will be reviewed by a full committee in Detroit, Michigan next month before moving on to the Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in September.
It is believed that a number of Democrats favored adding homosexual “marriage” to the official list of party beliefs following Barack Obama’s announcement in May that he now supports same-sex unions.
Obama marks the first president in American history to support homosexual “marriage.” Historically, homosexuality has been denounced in America, beginning with George Washington, who had a soldier drummed out of camp for allegedly being involved in sodomy.
In response to the announcement that Democrats plan to adopt homosexual “marriage” to the official party platform, a number of politicians are concerned about how to deal with the matter. Some Democratic senators in states such as Virginia and Montana have not been supportive of the homosexual lifestyle.
Pro-family groups are also up in arms about the announcement.
“We will see that the black community is informed that the president is taking them for granted while pandering to the gay community,” stated William Owens, the president of the Coalition of African American Pastors.
He added that he will be working to exhort African American pastors to “withdraw their support” of Barack Obama.
“Thirty-two out of thirty-two states where voters have weighed in on the issue have upheld marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” commented Peter Sprigg, senior fellow at the Family Research Council. “If President Obama were to lose those thirty-two states, he would face an electoral debacle.”
Former president Bill Clinton is expected to introduce Obama at the convention in September. During his tenure, Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law, which federally recognized marriage as being solely between a man and a woman.