LGBT activists expect DNC to be ‘amazing and inspiring’

by The Charlotte Observer  Charlotte News Alliance  
Published: September 1, 2012 in News

By Celeste Smith
Originally published by The Charlotte Observer: Saturday, Sep. 01, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. When North Carolina voters approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages in May, some worried whether gays and lesbians would feel welcome here during the Democratic National Convention.

Now, advocates say the Charlotte convention will make history on issues of equality.

There’s a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) delegates participating. And there’s the expectation that Democrats will approve marriage equality in its official party platform.

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