Senator Robert Byrd, my favorite Democratic defender of the Constitution
Here are partial details of the last two. The marriage amendment calls for the dissolution of all "marriage equivalents," which I assume means civil unions and domestic partnerships.
The 2008 Republican Party Platform
Preserving Traditional Marriage, page 60Does anyone really think McCain can truthfully take the Oath of Office?
Because our children's future is best preserved within the traditional understanding of marriage, we call for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so that judges cannot make other arrangements equivalent to it. In the absence of a national amendment, we support the right of the people of the various states to affirm traditional marriage through state initiatives.
Maintaining The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life, page 59
We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.The 2008 Democratic Party Platform containes no proposed amendments. It seems the Democrats lack the hubris to treat the U.S. Constitution as a screenplay. When the Republicans finish with it, they'll have to put the name "Alan Smithee" at the top.