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Republican vs. Democratic Party Platforms on LGBT People

Republican vs. Democratic Party Platforms on LGBT people

The 260 words below (from the Republican Party Platform) make it clear. If they are elected, we could lose every gain we’ve made.

The 115 words below (from the Democratic Party Platform) make it clear. This President and his Party are fully on our side at last. DONATE! VOLUNTEER! VOTE FOR OBAMA!

Compare and contrast the Republican and Democratic Party Platforms on LGBT people.

These 375 words will blow your mind.

The 2012 Republican Party Platform on Marriage Equality
http://whitehouse12.com/republican-party-platform/#Item2

Defending Marriage Against An Activist Judiciary: A serious threat to our country’s constitutional order, perhaps even more dangerous than presidential malfeasance, is an activist judiciary, in which some judges usurp the powers reserved to other branches of government. A blatant example has been the court-ordered redefinition of marriage in several States. This is more than a matter of warring legal concepts and ideals. It is an assault on the foundations of our society, challenging the institution which, for thousands of years in virtually every civilization, has been entrusted with the rearing of children and the transmission of cultural values.

A Sacred Contract: Defense of Marriage: That is why Congressional Republicans took the lead in enacting the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of States and the federal government not to recognize same-sex relationships licensed in other jurisdictions. The current Administration’s open defiance of this constitutional principle – in its handling of immigration cases, in federal personnel benefits, in allowing a same-sex marriage at a military base, and in refusing to defend DOMA in the courts – makes a mockery of the President’s inaugural oath. We commend the United States House of Representatives and State Attorneys General who have defended these laws when they have been attacked in the courts. We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We applaud the citizens of the majority of States which have enshrined in their constitutions the traditional concept of marriage, and we support the campaigns underway in several other States to do so.

260 words

The 2012 Democratic Party Platform on Marriage Equality
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/04/us/politics/20120904-DNC-platform.html

Freedom to Marry. 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 the 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.

Just 115 words