Gen. Colin Powell, a former U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples, at either the state or federal level.
Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Wednesday, Powell said he has “no problem with” gay marriage.
“I have no problem with it,” he said in the interview, which will air at 5 p.m. ET. “In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that’s called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president’s decision.”