Democrats add support for gay marriage to convention platform

CHARLOTTE (RNS) On the night the Democrats became the first major U.S. political party to endorse gay marriage, some convention delegates remembered how it used to be — back in high school, back in the closet, back in the days when, as one said, “you're scared because it's not OK to be who you are.” By Rick Hampson.

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COMMENTARY: Republicans’ descent into nihilism

(RNS) Politicians lie. We know that. Usually the American public is wary in responding to this chicanery. But the recent Republican National Convention revealed a mass madness that went beyond having fun. By Tom Ehrich.

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