Democrats drafting their party's platform have unanimously approved
including an endorsement of same-sex marriage, Democratic aides and gay
activists say, putting the policy stance on track to be part of a
major-party platform for the first time.
The party is betting such a move could energize the base without
turning off independents. But it could complicate the message of
swing-state Democratic candidates and those vying for the votes of
African Americans, who oppose gay marriage in greater percentages than
much of the population.
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