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Wasserman Schultz: Dems have 'no gay agenda'

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Supreme Court decisions are fast becoming the Democratic National Committee's BFF because for a second day the Democrats have drafted off a court decision with a fundraising pitch.

This time Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is cheering the end of the Defense of Marriage Act in her fundraising memo feature a picture of a beaming President Obama.

On Tuesday, the Democrats blasted the court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act.

In her note, Wasserman Schultz said that the party has "no gay agenda." Her note is below

Friend --

The Supreme Court has just struck down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, giving tens of thousands of Americans the federal rights and protections that they've been unfairly denied for years.

It's just the latest step we've made in recent years toward a more equal country where people aren't treated differently because of who they love.

This progress wouldn't have happened without the hard work of activists and people like you -- and we won't finish the fight for equality unless we all step up and finish it.

Commit to standing with the Democrats who are fighting for equality today, and let's make sure we have more days like this to celebrate.

There is no gay agenda or straight agenda. As Democrats, our only agenda is full equality under the law for every American.

For so many Americans, today's decision was personal -- just as it was when President Obama signed the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, put in place hospital visitation rights for LGBT couples, and established the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

Of course there is more to do. But today's decision shows how the tide has turned in our favor. By coming together and supporting Democrats across the country who are fighting for equal rights at the federal and state levels, we can make real progress.

Please join me and fight for equal rights for every American:

http://my.democrats.org/DOMA

Equality is not an aspiration, it's a destination we will reach together.

Thanks,

Debbie

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chair

Democratic National Committee

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.