Marriage Equality USA Compares Effects of Party Platforms on LGBT Citizens
Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) is excited to announce an important new resource that voters can use now and over the next four years. Today MEUSA published the first streamlined, side-by-side comparison of the new political platforms just adopted by the major parties regarding marriage equality and related LGBT issues. MEUSA now offers a 1-page comparison table summarizing 94 pages of party platforms into an attractive, bird’s-eye view that’s easy to copy, print, and mail at http://www.marriageequality.org/platforms.
“This information on the national political party platforms is a critical part of Marriage Equality USA’s commitment to education so that all Americans can make informed decisions on Election Day. It is clear from the research that how each of us votes has a profound impact on not just our own lives, but the lives of our LGBT friends and families,” said Brian Silva, MEUSA Executive Director. “Analyzing the party platforms is essential to understanding the political parties’ philosophies and plans; their effect on LGBT Americans has not been documented in one place until now.”
“This comparison contains everything you want to know at one glance,” added MEUSA Projects Manager Ned Flaherty. “It’s invaluable for everyone who hasn’t seen the plans for LGBT people described in the political parties’ 4-year platforms.”