Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. Over the next two years, the initiative has developed and evaluated strategies to prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth from becoming homeless or intervene as early as possible once they do become homeless. Barney Frank agreed with Evan that this development on heightened scrutiny would be a game changer. After the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergerfell v. Leading the effort to beef up the platform language on marriage equality is Freedom to Marry, a pro-LGBT rights group that launched a " Democrats: The results of the theme study are expected later this year.
In the immediate aftermath of his announcement, some of the early news coverage focused on the negative reactions of a few especially vocal African American clergy, and pundits began asking if his support for marriage equality would cause him to lose the support of his African-American base, or at least cause them to stay home, in the election.
Obama opposes the federal Defense of Marriage Act while running for a U. Senate seat in latehis wife Michelle enlisted the help of a longtime friend, Kevin Thompson. According to Democrats who were briefed on the vote in Minneapolis, there was no objection when the issue came up. The process of actually putting together a platform is an exercise in arcane bureaucracy.
They were not one of his core political priorities.