Draft language of the Democratic platform supports gender-segregated marriage, calling it ‘marriage equality.’
Before gender-segregation is officially endorsed by the Democratic Party, the working draft needs to be approved by both the Platform Committee which meets this weekend in Detroit, and by delegates at the convention in Charlotte, NC in September.
Buzzfeed posted the draft language in question:
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.
Democrats must decide which it "respects" more in a marriage: same-sex attraction or gender? Special rights to redefine marriage for adults with same-sex attraction or a gender-integrated home with a mother and a father for children?
Democrats have until September to decide whether to endorse sexual diversity or gender diversity in marriage.
And then Americans will make their choice in November.