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Finally, a draft of the official wording for the change in the Democratic Party's platform to include support for marriage equality -- courtesy a leak by a party committee member:

We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.

We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Via: gawker
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Late yesterday, the NAACP announced that the organization was endorsing same-sex marriage via their Twitter. Historically, most African-Americans have been conservative regarding gay marriage, but with strong support from the likes of President Obama, data shows that support has increased over the last year.

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Vice President Joe Biden may be a public grump who bares a resemblance to wrestler Bob Holly, but he certainly isn't afraid to speak his mind. As is the case this morning, while Biden was on Meet the Press, he made some pretty strong comments regarding marriage equality:

I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights.

Biden even further articulated a thought that will hopefully put less-than-gay-friendly bros (see: Rick Perry) to shame

Who do you love? Who do you love and will you be loyal to the person you love? And that's what people are finding out what all marriages at their root are about. Whether they are marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals.

While President Obama has come out in support of civil unions, Biden is the highest ranking official to endorse marriage equality.

[thinkprogress]

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