Today the Republican Party approved a platform that The New York Times called "more aggressive in its opposition … to gay rights than any in memory."
The intolerant document calls for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. It condemns President Obama for not defending the Defense of Marriage Act. The platform fails to recognize civil unions for gay couples, and it rejects the "use of the military as a platform for social experimentation" -- a veiled dig at the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
This platform, which was written at the direction of Mitt Romney's campaign, defines the Republican Party today.
It’s a sharp reminder of what we stand to lose if Romney and Ryan take the White House this November. One party supports our right to be equals in the eyes of the law, the other rejects it.
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