Platform: We call for the full inclusion of all families, including
families headed by LGBT people and same-sex couples, in the life of our
nation. All families are entitled to equal recognition under the law
with all responsibilities, benefits and protections.
Every American, regardless of their background or station in life,
should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream – access
to a good education, the ability to work at a job with livable wages,
raise and provide for a family, own a home in safe neighborhoods of
their choice and live with dignity and security. Each succeeding
generation should have the opportunity to enjoy a brighter future than
the last. However, the face of America’s families has changed – as have
the challenges we confront.
As a nation, we must honor and support the American dream for all families.
From employment non-discrimination to family leave, from equal access
to housing, public accommodations and health insurance to providing
safer schools for our children, we must create a world where all loving
families, including those headed by parents who are LGBT, are
recognized, respected and protected.