In a growing sign that the Democratic Party could face a significant question this summer over whether it will include marriage equality as a plank in the party's national platform, the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus announced their support for such a plank today. >>>
The mayors of several big cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles, are joining together to support same-sex marriage rights, a move that could put additional pressure on President Barack Obama to do the same.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led 130 fellow Democrats in filing a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, arguing that Republicans
defending the law, which denies all federal benefits to married same-sex couples, do not represent the full House. >>>