DNC chair: Marriage equality expected to be part of official party platform

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Democratic National Committee chairperson Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has said in an interview with the Philadelphia Gay News that she fully expects same sex marriage equality to be a plank in the Democratic Party platform at this year's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3 to 6.

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“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Jul 19, 2012
It's rumored that it will be placed after the full text of The Communist Manifesto in the platform. Their guest speaker will be Kim Jong Un.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#2 Jul 20, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
It's rumored that it will be placed after the full text of The Communist Manifesto in the platform. Their guest speaker will be Kim Jong Un.
Do you ever stop posting bullsh*t?
Frank Stanton

Omaha, NE

#3 Jul 20, 2012
no sh*t. daniel p. from long island is sh*t.

he should just concentrate on healing those open sores he has, with the cream his doctor gave him, then get a real hobby - like fishing.

pathetic looser fafoxy (daniel p. from long island).

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#4 Jul 20, 2012
I never thought that I'd live to see the day.

I hope it doesn't harm the campaign.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#5 Jul 20, 2012
snyper wrote:
I never thought that I'd live to see the day.
I hope it doesn't harm the campaign.
I think that people who are against gay people getting equal rights are never going to vote Democratic anyway. The balance are supporters or just don't care either way. I doubt there will be a negative effect.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Jul 21, 2012
Ron431 wrote:
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I think that people who are against gay people getting equal rights are never going to vote Democratic anyway. The balance are supporters or just don't care either way. I doubt there will be a negative effect.
There are States where Democrats are DINO in their social philosophy, or their economics. Shave a few off of each against us, it could be really tough for the Congressional and State House races.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Jul 21, 2012
snyper wrote:
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There are States where Democrats are DINO in their social philosophy, or their economics. Shave a few off of each against us, it could be really tough for the Congressional and State House races.
The latest polls show that the Republicans are almost certain to retain the majority in the House, will PROBABLY take control of the Senate, the POTUS race is now a toss-up which is NEVER goof for an incumbent.

Remember that when Reagan was nominated, the Democrats were GLEEFUL, and that former President Ford famously said that Reagan was "UNELECTABLE". Not only did Reagan win EVERY general electon he ran in, but his electons to POTUS were among the GREATEST LANDSLIDES in American POTUS history.

To everyone here I say: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? And if you answer all of those questions 'yes', why then, I think your choice is very obvious as to whom you will vote for. If you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then I could suggest another choice that you have."

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#8 Jul 21, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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The latest polls show that the Republicans are almost certain to retain the majority in the House, will PROBABLY take control of the Senate, the POTUS race is now a toss-up which is NEVER goof for an incumbent.
Remember that when Reagan was nominated, the Democrats were GLEEFUL, and that former President Ford famously said that Reagan was "UNELECTABLE". Not only did Reagan win EVERY general electon he ran in, but his electons to POTUS were among the GREATEST LANDSLIDES in American POTUS history.
To everyone here I say: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? Is America as respected throughout the world as it was? Do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? And if you answer all of those questions 'yes', why then, I think your choice is very obvious as to whom you will vote for. If you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then I could suggest another choice that you have."
And Government is supposed to give people jobs? I thought you were "libertarian"?

The American people have had their jobs shipped overseas for decades, been scammed in real estate and lending and investments under deregulation for the stated purpose of getting Government out of everything.

Government tax rates are lower than they were in the '50s and '60s when the ecomnomy was booming and corporations were doing just fine despite the taxes.

Corporations are doing fine with or without taxes. Now they have almost no domestic taxes ... and hire NONE of their fellow citizens.

WHO'S wrecking the Country?

Tax all to hell and back ANY company that builds in another country. They better start to love this Country, or they can just go live where their factories are.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Jul 21, 2012
snyper wrote:
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And Government is supposed to give people jobs? I thought you were "libertarian"?
The American people have had their jobs shipped overseas for decades, been scammed in real estate and lending and investments under deregulation for the stated purpose of getting Government out of everything.
Government tax rates are lower than they were in the '50s and '60s when the ecomnomy was booming and corporations were doing just fine despite the taxes.
Corporations are doing fine with or without taxes. Now they have almost no domestic taxes ... and hire NONE of their fellow citizens.
WHO'S wrecking the Country?
Tax all to hell and back ANY company that builds in another country. They better start to love this Country, or they can just go live where their factories are.
As I have said more times than I can count, "I would vote ofr The Devil himself to get The Obamaniac out of office. He is Evil. PURE EVIL."

And as Sheriff Joe Arpaio has recent;y shown that his so-called "birth certificate is COMPLETELY FRADULENT, I do NPT believe that The Obamaic was born in the U.S., that he has ANY respect for the U.S. or the U.S. Constitution, and I believe that he is a committed Marxist. His own relatives say he wasn't born in the U.S. Why would they lie ???

He's an Evil man.(I won't vote for him).

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#10 Jul 21, 2012
snyper wrote:
I never thought that I'd live to see the day.
I hope it doesn't harm the campaign.
I don't believe it can. Obama already made a public stance - as public as you can get. I think it is already assumed.

It's no different, really, from the Republican party's anti-gay platform. Not all Republicans believe in that, but it doesn't stop them form voting party lines based on other issues.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#12 Jul 21, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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As I have said more times than I can count, "I would vote ofr The Devil himself to get The Obamaniac out of office. He is Evil. PURE EVIL."
He's an Evil man.(I won't vote for him).
Frank, there are not many pure political discussions on this forum, but you brought it up. Besides enacting the Affordable Care Act which is greatly based on the Heritage Foundations own plan and was originally backed by Republicans when Clinton was in office, what has Obama done that is so against American philosophy?
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#13 Jul 21, 2012
The ONE percentile weirdos have controlled the Democrat Party since the seventies. What they really need to snazz-up their public persona and counter the destruction they've accomplished with their own Black Pastor base is to get a few Tony Robbins fire walkers in there. The screams of horrific pain would enliven the doper base and would take people's minds off the 57 Million babies they've killed for convenience.

Since: Mar 09

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#14 Jul 22, 2012
"Luke" is plagiarizing again.

And playing with numbers.

Let's have another look at this ...

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309,000,000 Americans X 3%(conservatively)Gay Americans = 9,270,000.

9,270,000 Gay Americans / 50 States = 185,400 Gay Americans per State

185,400 Gay Americans per State X 6 States that allow Gay Marriage = 1,112,400

131,729 Reported Gay Marriages X 2 = 262,458 Gay Americans in a Marriage

(262,458 Gay Americans in a Marriage / 1,112,400 X 100)= 23.6%

So proportionally, 23.6% of gay people living in states that allow it are in a gay marriage. This rate would go up if you included civil unions and domestic partnerships. That means that about 1/4 of gay people are in a committed monogamous relationship.

Let's do heterosexuals now.

309,000,000 Americans X .97 Straight Americans = 299,730,000

According to the Census, a total of 114,567,419 households were reported.

Of those, 48.6% were reported as married couples.

114,567,419 X .486 = 55,679,765 married couples.

55,679,765 married couples X 2 = 111,359,539 married people.

299,730,000 Straight Americans / 111,359,539 married people X 100 = 37.1%.

So 23.1% of gay and lesbian Americans are reported to be in a marriage, and 37.1% of straight Americans are reported to be in a marriage.

That discrepency has a lot of factors involved, but it does reveal that gays and lesbians are entering committed, monogamous relationships at steadily increasing rates, and the more accepting the society is for GLBT people, the more quickly you will see the two percentages become closer.

Isn't math fun?
Math is fun, isn't it?

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"Luke" fails to take into account that lack of the marriage option has structured gay culture to not include it. We are in a time of transition. As the next generation of gay kids grows up with the option, the percentages will parallel those of the hetero community.

Per capita, the gay divorce rate lags FAR behind the hetero. We may wait longer to settle down, but when we do ....

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Jul 22, 2012
snyper wrote:
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And Government is supposed to give people jobs? I thought you were "libertarian"?
The American people have had their jobs shipped overseas for decades, been scammed in real estate and lending and investments under deregulation for the stated purpose of getting Government out of everything.
Government tax rates are lower than they were in the '50s and '60s when the ecomnomy was booming and corporations were doing just fine despite the taxes.
Corporations are doing fine with or without taxes. Now they have almost no domestic taxes ... and hire NONE of their fellow citizens.
WHO'S wrecking the Country?
Tax all to hell and back ANY company that builds in another country. They better start to love this Country, or they can just go live where their factories are.
Where did I say that government is supposed to give people jobs ?!

The Real Estate crisis was largely the product of Barney Frank and Sen. Dodd.

Income tax rates are TOO HIGH and should be slashed along with government spending, government programs, and many government departments, such as the federal Department Of Energy and teh federal Department of Education, shuld be COMPLETELY DEFUNDED, CLOSED AND PERMEANENTLY ELIMINATED.

Who's wrecking the economy ? THE OBAMANIAC ! He PROMISED that if he spent 787 QUADRILLION DOLLARS that unemployment would NOT RISE ABOVE 8%. It;s been ABOVE 8% since then ! The Obamniac LIED.

He's a WORSE POTUS than Jimmy Carter, and I know that is HARD TO BELIEVE ! He PROMISED he would be a one-term POTUS if he didn't fix the ecomomy. When is he going to KEEP HIS PROMISE AND RESIGN LIKE HE PROMISED ???

Since: Mar 09

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#16 Jul 22, 2012
From your post (#7) above:

'To everyone here I say: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago?'

These questions suggest to the reader that you think that it is somehow the government's responsibility to control these things, and that they should be held accountable accordingly.

And here you make big noises about being "libertarian".

More than a tad hypo-critical there.

So atomic power is to be in whose hands ... without regulation?

The real "Real Estate crisis" is the result of "flipper" speculators, "loan brokers", and downright greediness. I can go into great depth on that predatory destruction of local economies for shortterm snatch-n-run profits.

President Obama is a Constitutional Legal scholar.

Prove otherwise.

Your calumnous tongue is "pure evil".

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#17 Jul 22, 2012
snyper wrote:
From your post (#7) above:
'To everyone here I say: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago? Is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? Is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago?'
These questions suggest to the reader that you think that it is somehow the government's responsibility to control these things, and that they should be held accountable accordingly.
And here you make big noises about being "libertarian".
More than a tad hypo-critical there.
So atomic power is to be in whose hands ... without regulation?
The real "Real Estate crisis" is the result of "flipper" speculators, "loan brokers", and downright greediness. I can go into great depth on that predatory destruction of local economies for shortterm snatch-n-run profits.
President Obama is a Constitutional Legal scholar.
Prove otherwise.
Your calumnous tongue is "pure evil".
Apparently you don't remember that those words I put in quotes were questions that Ronald Reagan put to the American people while debating that buffoon on national tv.

And the American people rendered their answers to those questions loud and clear.

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Jul 22, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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Apparently you don't remember that those words I put in quotes were questions that Ronald Reagan put to the American people while debating that buffoon on national tv.
And the American people rendered their answers to those questions loud and clear.
Yes. That supposed Republican seeded into the minds of the uneducated populace a blatant lie.

Go figure.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#19 Jul 22, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Yes. That supposed Republican seeded into the minds of the uneducated populace a blatant lie.
Go figure.
I guess that just like Democratic Governor Perdue, you're not in favor of the American people voting for their leaders.

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#20 Jul 22, 2012
The Democratic Party is very much like the Communist Party as they favor allowing people to vote, as long as it's someone from their party and no other. That's what Democratic Governor Perdue suggested.

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#21 Jul 22, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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I guess that just like Democratic Governor Perdue, you're not in favor of the American people voting for their leaders.
Again, you "guess" wrong.

Actually, that was just subtle calumny.

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