This opinion column originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com on 4/2/2013.
In their recently filed brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, advocates for redefining marriage argued that "gay men and lesbians are a suspect class" and thus need special judicial protection of the "politically powerless."
But making claims to be a minority in need of special judicial protection while simultaneously enjoying the patronage of some of our country's most powerful people, corporations and political entities is disingenuous.
For instance, the 2012 Democratic Party platform embraced same-sex marriage and called for its legalization. Numerous speeches at the convention highlighted that commitment, and most Democrats in politics today support the redefinition of marriage.