The Republican National Committee platform might hint that gay people are alright without explicitly mentioning sexuality. A subcommittee working on the platform approved this sentence, according to BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner: "We embrace the principle that all Americans have the right to be treated with dignity and respect." It does not explicitly talk about sexual orientation, but it could be a "positive nod" for gays. Whether the platform will endorse the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans gays from marrying, hasn't been made public yet.
As we learned in July, The Democratic National Committee platform is endorsing gay marriage this year, unlike in 2008. The White House was reportedly resisting efforts to put the issue on the party's platform until Vice President Joe Biden endorsed gay marriage in May and forced President Obama to do the same.
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