Bil Browning

IN Senator Donnelly Now Supports Marriage Equality

Filed By Bil Browning | April 05, 2013 10:35 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: constitutional amendment, Indiana Senator, Joe Donnelly, marriage equality

"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."

-- Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly announcing his change of heart on marriage equality. Donnelly ran for election last year and adamantly supported a state amendment and made it a point to tell everyone that he opposed same-sex marriage.


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