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Democratic Party Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Platform committee, co-chaired by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, backs issue for first time

The national Democratic party's platform committee, co-chaired by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, voted Saturday to endorse same-sex marriage for the first time.

In a meeting in Detroit this weekend, the committee also called for the repeal of the 1996 law that recognizes marriage as between a man and woman, saying that it supports the "movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples," the Associated Press reported.

Booker told Bloomberg Businessweek that while the committee's action to endorse same-sex marriage was "very significant," the top issue in the presidential campaign would be the economy.

"At the end of the day, it'll maybe repel some and attract others to be more engaged," Booker told the Associated Press. "This campaign is not going to turn on gay marriage. This campaign is going to turn on who has the best ideas for the economy."

Booker , which will shape the Democratic party's platform for the next four years.

The provision will go for ratification by delegates next month at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

"So impressed with DNC Platform leadership. I'm Co-chairing with LT General Claudia Kennedy," Booker tweeted earlier Saturday. "She & others here are outstanding professionals."

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JOEL 5454 August 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Same sex marriage is a sick ideal Cory Booker and any New Jersey Democrat only talk about this because of votes,Cory Booker loves his mother and father.We in the Black Community are denouncing any same sex marriage,its against Gods Law not man law laws that hung black men for being different because of color. We have to stop this buying kids because you can't have one because your sick mind married someone who of the same sex PERIOD! This is not Normal these are very sick minded,mentality ill people that wants to not to raise a family of their own! They want kids to believe that man go to bed with man can't get AIDS! Thats why Aids are here in the first place,cause man wants to make love with man not a women,so they can raise normal children. Black men knows that we believe in God not the Gay or fag rights movement that are mostly Caucasian ancestors wants this to be Normal.
JOEL 5454 August 26, 2012 at 12:38 PM
these sick mentally ill crazy people are a serious threat to our children who should not be manipulated into believing that this is normal,man kissing man,making love to a man will cause's AIDS and Death! Thats why there's is a God not so political appointee who knows if it wasn't for his loving mother going to bed with his beloved father they will not be here PERIOD! Thats normal ,you can raise a family thats way marriage was created by God not mentally ill devils that wants to distort,and not believe in any god at all! They believed in politicians, ACLU and gay organizations and not having man and women to marry and gave birth to a child that god bless them with,they are all truly the Satan believers and worshipers.
JOEL 5454 August 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM
President Barack Obama the first African American President do not believe in same sex marriage that's why he marry a African American Women.Why don't the gay organizations ask any politician that has a family why didn't any of them get married to the same sex,because they know that's its not NORMAL or HEALTHY! We already have male raping young men, that's are male child predators.

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