Election 2012

Gay Marriage Placed on DNC Platform, Surprising Those Who Thought It Was Already There

Language supporting same-sex recognition to face vote in August.

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Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The language was approved unanimously by a 15-member platform draft committee, and now heads for approval by the full platform committee in August.

The party's Platform Drafting Committee agreed, unanimously, to approve the language at a meeting this weekend in Minneapolis.

A source in the meeting said the decision was "not controversial."

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