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Third Way Helps Moderate Democrats Craft Gay Marriage Stance
Huffington Post • Aug 22, 2012
For those ready to publicly embrace the issue, Third Way provides six talking points: emphasize that marriage is about a lifetime commitment; don't focus on words like "rights" and "benefits"; mention some of the "protections" denied to families by the Defense of Marriage Act; avoid using terms like "gay marriage" and instead say "marriage equality," to reflect marriage is marriage; tell the story of your personal journey on the issue; and talk about religious liberty protections that remain in place.
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