Party Platforms and Winning Elections

Civil right laws and principles are the core of our nation. Civil Rights are personal liberties that belong to an individual, owing to his or her status as a citizen or resident of a particular country or community. When it comes to gay marriage, one might like to know the views of each political party.

The Democratic Party platform is to keep marriage at state level and no federal gay
marriage ban. [The Democratic party] support full inclusion of gay and lesbian
families in the life of our nation and seek equal responsibilities, benefits,
and protections for these families (Party Platform). “The Democratic Party was
viewed as a party of the middle class, whose members were; primarily blue-collar
working class, low-income groups (Levin-Walderman, 2012).

The Republican Party platform is to ban gay marriage. At the Republican Party
convention Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the state, “We support the definition
of marriage as a God-ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural
man and a natural woman, which is the foundational unit of a healthy society,
and we oppose the assault on marriage by judicial activists” (John Celock,
2012). The Republican Party seems to be composed of more educated and well-to-do
individuals (Levin-Walderman, 2012)

The Independent Party platform according to State Independence Party chairman Frank
Mckay says, “We steadfastly oppose discrimination and prejudice in all its
myriad forms, including efforts to deny people basic civil rights.”  The
Independent Party is a group of political moderates who swing back and forth
between the Republican and Democratic parties (Levin-Walderman,

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