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US Democrats adopt same-sex marriage plank in party platform

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte have adopted a plank in their party platform supporting same-sex marriage.

The move makes the Democratic Party the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform.

Members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community are hailing the plank and suggest it could affect the Minnesota debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would effectively ban same-sex marriage.

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