At the upcoming Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party will officially show support for the legalization of same-sex marriage. This falls in the wake of President Barack Obama's recent groundbreaking public support for same sex-marriage.
President Obama is the only seated United States President to openly support the right for gay and lesbian, same-sex couples, to enter into marriage. He made it clear that he is completely in favor of it.The Democratic National convention will be held this September.
Fox News reports that this past weekend key Democratic Party officials joined together in Minneapolis and voted on what the party's official stance would be so it could be publicly unveiled at the upcoming convention. The vote resulted in support of same-sex marriage and the vote was unanimous. Everyone was in favor to show that the Party fully supports the right for same sex couples to get married. The Democratic Party hopes that this stance for gay and lesbian marriage will help show the Party's desire to consistently protect peoples' rights in general.
Historically, there have been some political icons who have declared their support for gay marital rights, however since President Obama gave his complete support for gay and lesbian marital rights on national television, many more high level political leaders in the government are coming forward and expressing public support.
One Senator from New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen, believes our country is founded on the principal of equality and freedom. She emphasizes her view that that principle stands for every individual. She supports same sex marital rights as well as the right for traditional marriage, equally.
The Republican Party has not endorsed same sex marriage.
Along with the Democratic Party's support for President Obama’s stance on gay marriage, there are also rising oppositions. Reverend William Owens, the president of the powerful Coalition of African American Pastors, claims that they will be starting a campaign that will be specifically targeted against gay and lesbian, same-sex marriages. His rationale that something needs to offset the fact that Obama lacks regard for the african american voters who do not want same sex couples to be married.
The legalities involved in possibly legalizing same-sex marriage are complex, evolving and constantly changing. There are questions being asked by the public who do not oppose same sex marriage as to how it can be made legal. Will the government consider overturning the Defense of Marriage Act in order to legalize gay marriage or will they create a new act that overrides the old stance of marriage being between a man and a women? Those details will be sorted through when the law is either passed or denied. Until then, the supporters must wait.
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