Democrats to officially support gay marriage? -

Democrats to officially support gay marriage?


The Democratic Party is going to officially support gay marriage for the first time, reports the Associated Press.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Democratic party source told the AP that the platform drafting committee voted to include backing gay marriage during a weekend meeting in Minneapolis.

While language backing gay marriage would be a major step forward, it’s not clear whether the party would push for legalization federally. Obama has previously stated he considers it a matter for the states.

The party platform is expected to be formally approved during the party’s convention in early September.