The Washington Post reported that the Democratic National Party will support the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in their 2012 platform. The ACLU of Illinois is a strong supporter of the freedom to marry for all individuals and is currently litigating a lawsuit to give citizens of Illinois that right.

“This is a historic move by the Democratic Party that places it squarely on the right side of history, alongside President Obama,” said Rick Jacobs, founder of the Courage Campaign. “For the first time, a major U.S. political party has embraced gay and lesbian people as full Americans.”

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