USA: House Leaders Join Effort to Add Marriage Equality Plank

Written by scott on April 18th, 2012

USA: House Leaders Join Effort to Add Marriage Equality PlankMore than half a dozen Democratic Congressional leaders today signed onto Freedom to Marry’s “Democrats: Say I Do” campaign calling for a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 national platform of the Democratic Party.

The signers include three key contenders for the U.S. Senate from swing states: Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Shelly Berkley (D-NV); and Martin Heinrich (D-NM).

Additional new signers include Ranking Democrat of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers (D-MI); Judiciary Committee member Mike Quigley (D-IL); former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO).

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