The Democratic National Convention is a watershed event for America's gay rights movement, which never before has been embraced so warmly by a major political party.
There's a platform endorsing same-sex marriage, a roster of speakers that includes three gay members of Congress, and a record number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender delegates hailing from all 50 states—486 in all, more than 8 percent of the total.
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