This has already been a monumental year regarding the question of same-sex marriage on both sides of the fence and things may just be heating up politically.
Gay, out and recently married, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts is giving his full support to the Democratic Party’s affirmation of its commitment to marriage equality. In a telephone interview with The Advocate Frank says he is “in favor” of the platform that is currently being drafted and of “being included”. Frank also spoke of the Democratic Party’s cemented support and recent activity in favor of marriage quality including key points highlighted by President Obama’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. Frank applauded the actions by saying that “the fact is, by every action that should be taken, the Democrats in Washington have repudiated DOMA.” He believes giving acknowledged the importance of House Democrats’ near-universal opposition to DOMA as opposed to the majority of House Republican’s that voted to reaffirm it.