Wednesday, June 27, 2007

SC Dems Make It Official: Gays Are In

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Just got this news from the South Carolina Equality Coalition:

The SC Democratic Party voted yesterday to set a goal of sending at least 3 openly GLBT delegates from South Carolina to the presidential convention in 2008. Long active in political organizing in this state, gays and lesbians are now being recognized as an important constituency of the state party. The new policy sets an explicit standard of visibility and inclusion.

The relationship between the GLBT community and the state Democratic Party has been a little tough in the past, but this seems to be the first effort to mend fences. Here's to hoping that three is a minimum. The works not done.

The next step is creating a plan to get GLBT folks to run for delegate to the presidential convention. If you want to be involved in creating that plan or running for delegate, contact SCEC.


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