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Opposition to gay marriage ban on Idaho Democrats' platform

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's Democratic Party has adopted its official platform. The party opposes the sale of public lands and supports reproductive rights. It opposes a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Delegates from around the state crafted the platform during the Democratic state convention in Idaho Falls over the weekend. The platform includes the party's support of efforts to reduce the number of uninsured Idaho residents, support of housing and medical programs for veterans, and support for labeling beef with its country of origin. The platform also backs the right to own and use firearms and supports the rights of independents to vote in primary elections. The party also agreed to urge the repeal of the USA Patriot Act and work to increase the state and federal minimum wages.
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