Democratic Party To Include Gay Marriage In Official Platform
Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., confirmed on Monday that the 15-member drafting committee had decided unanimously to endorse the move.
The change is not set in stone, however. It must first be approved by a larger committee, set to meet in Detroit next month. Its next step in the process would be before delegates at the September's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Though President Obama has since come out in support of gay marriage, CBS pointed out the artful manner in which 2008's party platform danced around the issue: "We support the full inclusion of all families, including same-sex couples, in the life of our nation, and support equal responsibility, benefits, and protections," the platform read.