The Democratic Party platform is being criticized for calling 32
states "discriminatory" for passing constitutional amendments to
protect marriage between one man and one woman.
Given the support for traditional marriage typically
expressed by African-Americans and Hispanics in the party, Matt
Barber of Liberty Counsel Action finds it difficult to
understand why top Democrats have made this move. He
considers it risky.
"The DNC is really kind of sticking its neck out
here, both (A) in supporting the deconstruction of the institution
of marriage [with] the radical redefinition of marriage, and (B) in
attacking the vast majority of Americans who support natural
marriage," he warns.
And the attorney suggests today's Democratic Party is "not your
father's Democratic Party."
"They are completely disconnected from reality in terms of
imagining that somehow a man can marry a man and a woman can marry
a woman," Barber notes. "But they're also disconnected from their
own constituency. There is still a robust debate relative to the
issue of marriage within the Democratic Party, and certainly within
those who call themselves Democrats."
The states that passed constitutional amendments protecting
traditional marriage represent far more Electoral College votes
than needed to gain election. So, Barber concludes that "the DNC
needs to get its house in order, or they are going to start
hemorrhaging those who register in that party."