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Dem. NH Sen. Shaheen calls on Dems to include marriage equality in platform

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Wow, this is turning into a real battle.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is pushing to include support for same-sex marriage in the Democratic Party's 2012 platform at the same time state legislators are readying for a vote to repeal New Hampshire's 2009 law.

Shaheen, a first-term Democrat and former governor from Madbury, released a statement yesterday calling on her party to adopt language at the national convention in September crafted by pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry. She said "any Democratic statement of core beliefs about the importance of families must include all our families, gay and straight."

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