Alaska, USA: Senator Lisa Murkowski Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on June 19th, 2013

Alaska Senator Lisa MurkowskiA second US Senator has now come out in support of marriage equality. Senator Lisa Murkowski has finally finished “evolving” on the issue. Joe.My.God reports:

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: Today Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that she supports marriage equality. Murkowski joins two of her Republican colleagues – Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois – in endorsing the right of committed and loving gay and lesbian couples to marry. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin released the following statement in response to the news: Senator Murkowski’s courageous and principled announcement today sends a clear message that marriage equality must come to all 50 states in this country. As the Supreme Court prepares to rule in two landmark marriage cases this month, a growing bipartisan coalition is standing up for the right of all couples to marry–and there is no turning back that tide.

Murkowski joins Ohio Senator Rob Portman and most of the Democrats in the Senate in supporting full marriage equality.

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