In a drastic contrast to the Republican party’s platform announced one week earlier, the Democrats unveiled their platform on Monday night which supports marriage equality nation wide while protecting religious groups by allowing them to decide who they’ll marry.
The platform says: “We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.”
In an unprecedented move, the Democrats’ platform opposes “federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection under the law” to same-sex couples.
The Democrat’s platform even recognizes how different it is from their Republican counterparts who called fo a federal ban on gay marriage.
“This election is not simply a choice between two candidates or two political parties, but between two fundamentally different paths for our country and our families,” the Democrats said.
The platform echoes President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans and also supports abortion rights.