A number of key LGBT provisions are included in this year's Democratic Party platform.

Released Friday, the draft platform applauds the Supreme Court ruling that found that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry, calls for passage of the Equality Act and cheers repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”

“Democrats applaud last year’s decision by the Supreme Court that recognized LGBT people – like every other American – have the right to marry the person they love,” the document states. “But there is still much work to be done. LGBT kids continue to be bullied at school, a restaurant can refuse to serve a transgender person, and a same-sex couple is at risk of being evicted from their home. That is unacceptable and must change. Democrats will fight for comprehensive federal non- discrimination protections for all LGBT Americans and push back against state efforts to discriminate against LGBT individuals. We will combat LGBT youth homelessness and improve school climates, and we will protect transgender individuals from violence. We will promote LGBT human rights and ensure America’s foreign policy is inclusive of LGBT people around the world.”

In a section titled Support Our Troops and Keep Faith with Our Veterans, the draft platform states that Democrats “are proud of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the military policy that prohibited gay and lesbian troops from serving openly.

Democrats also call for an AIDS-free generation, saying that they believe it is “within our grasp.”

“But we know far too many Americans still suffer, which is why we will implement the National HIV and AIDS Strategy, increase research funding for the National Institutes of Health, cap pharmaceutical expenses for people living with HIV and AIDS, address HIV criminalization laws, and expand access for HIV prevention medications, particularly for the populations most at risk of infection. Abroad, we will make the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief more effective and increase global funding for HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment. Democrats will always protect those living with HIV and AIDS from stigma and discrimination,” the document states.

JoDee Winterhof of the LGBT advocacy group HRC praised the platform.

“This is the most LGBTQ-inclusive plaatform of any major U.S. party,” she said in a statement. “From protecting LGBTQ young people to ending the epidemic of violence against transgender people to passing an explicit and comprehensive federal non-discrimination law to bringing about an AIDS-free generation, the platform addresses many of the major challenges facing our community today.”