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APPLAUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR SUPPORTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY


Resolution 12-07.06

Whereas, the California Democratic Party stands in solidarity with same-sex couples in California who are fighting to regain their right to marry; and

Whereas, we stand with all fair-minded Americans who believe that marriage equality is a basic civil right, that every adult is entitled to marry the person they love and that equality is meaningless if only some of us are equal under the law; and

Whereas, the California Democratic Party has included marriage equality in its Platform since 2008 , and other California organizations have likewise been on the forefront of this civil rights issue, such as the California NAACP which opposed and campaigned against Prop 8 in 2008, and

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the California Democratic Party strongly applauds President Obama for becoming the first sitting president in American history to have the courage to support the freedom of same-sex couples to marry and in doing so has helped the nation take a huge collective step toward a stronger, more equal, and more inclusive American where all loving families are not only accepted, but celebrated, and

Be It Further Resolved, that the California Democratic Party recognizes how President Obama's actions have led the way for other national organizations, such as the NAACP and LULAC, to likewise affirm support for marriage equality.

 

Author, Senator John Burton, Chairman

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party 

At its July 2012 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim 

July 29, 2012