Obama, Democrats face impatient marriage advocates

03/9/2012 | CNN · Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.)

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic Party he leads faced fresh pressure this week to add support for marriage equality to the party platform ahead of its convention in Charlotte, N.C., this year. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will chair the Democratic National Convention, came out in support of the effort, but Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, refused to predict whether the platform will include support for marriage equality, telling reporters the committee that will draft the document hasn't even been created. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told the Washington Blade the president's position on marriage has not changed.

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