Democrats have put themselves on track to endorse a pro-gay marriage plank for their convention platform, but neither the party nor the Obama campaign want to talk about it.
Only six states have legalized gay marriage while voters in 32 have defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. Though legalization is seen as a major boost to Democratic efforts to energize the base and stoke fundraising among an active LGBT donor community, wide swaths of voters — including in many swing states — remain opposed.
But even the platform plank sparked some worries. The platform is set to be adopted at the party convention in North Carolina, which in May passed a referendum banning gay marriage. Mitt Romney, who has supported gay issues in the past but never gay marriage, made no specific comment on the platform Monday.