In case you need the reminder, today’s Democratic Party is not your grandfather’s Democratic Party.
To wit, it seems that support for gay “marriage” is about to debut as a plank in the Democratic Party platform this fall. Byron York has the story over at the Washington Examiner:
On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., told the Washington Blade that the Democratic Party’s 15-member platform drafting committee has approved a plank supporting gay marriage for the party’s upcoming convention. “There was a unanimous decision in the drafting committee to include it in the platform,” Frank told the gay newspaper.
The committee made its the decision at a weekend meeting in Minneapolis. Before the unanimous vote, members heard testimony from several witnesses who urged the party to adopt the pro-gay-marriage plank. According to a party source, there were no witnesses who testified in opposition to making gay marriage part of the party platform.
This is what the Democratic Party, at least at the level of national leadership, wants to spend political capital on? And they call social-conservatives “culture warriors!”
Stephen P. White is a fellow in Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC and coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society. The views expressed here are his own.