The Washington Blade is reporting that the Democratic Party has drafted language that includes full marriage equality in the party platform.
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.”
Sources say the language includes not only full marriage equality but rejects DOMA and supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.