L.A. Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa will be the chairman of the Dem Convention this year and he's pushing for a recognition of gay marriage from the Democrats. Not going to happen if Obama has anything to say about it:
The Democratic National Convention may not be so gay -- As in happy. TheDC's Neil Munro reports on trouble in liberal land:So, Messina slams opponents of gay marriage without actually committing to do anything about it. How very Democrat of him. This issue is still a loser politically in many part of the country, so I expect Democrats will give it lip service at the convention without actually taking a stand in writing.
"President Barack Obama’s campaign manager on Wednesday backed away from calls for the Democratic convention platform to endorse marriage licenses for same-sex couples. 'There is a process to go through this discussion,' said campaign manager Jim Messina. By the end of the September convention, he said, 'we will have a platform,' but did not say whether it should include a marriage stance. Instead, Messina slammed opponents of gay marriage."