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04/19/2007


Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) has come out for marriage equality:

Donnelly“In recent years, our country has been involved in an important discussion on the issue of marriage equality. While serving in the House of Representatives, I had the opportunity to act on a core belief of mine: we are a stronger country when we draw on the strengths of all Americans. I voted to repeal ‘don't ask, don't tell’ and was an original supporter of the bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace because of their sexual orientation. It is also for that reason that I oppose amending either Indiana’s or our nation’s constitution to enshrine in those documents an ‘us’ and a ‘them,’ instead of a ‘we.’ With the recent Supreme Court arguments and accompanying public discussion of same-sex marriage, I have been thinking about my past positions and votes. In doing so, I have concluded that the right thing to do is to support marriage equality for all.”

With Bill Nelson last night and Heidi Heitkamp moments ago, there are now only four Democratic Senators that don't support marriage equality.

They are: Tim Johnson (D-SD),  Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Mark Pryor, (D-AR).


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