This is getting ridiculous. The Democratic Senators who want to support same-sex marriage should just get together, announce their support and get it over with as a group. Within a few days, we’ll be seeing Franklin Roosevelt announcing his support for same-sex marriage.
Senator Tom Carper took to Facebook to announce his support for marriage equality stating:
As our society has changed and evolved, so too has the public’s opinion on gay marriage – and so has mine. I pray every day for God to grant me the wisdom to do what is right. Through my prayers and conversations with my family and countless friends and Delawareans, I’ve been reminded of the power of one of my core values: the Golden Rule. It calls on us to treat others as we want to be treated. That means, to me, that all Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation, and that’s why today, after a great deal of soul searching, I’m endorsing marriage equality.
So, expect sometime next week for the late President to announce his support for marriage equality especially given that Carper joins a long list of people who support same-sex marriage in the Democratic Party. In fact, Senator Bob Casey announced his support recently saying “After much deliberation and after reviewing the legal, public policy and civil-rights questions presented, I support marriage equality for same-sex couples and believe that DOMA should be repealed. . .I began to focus on the issue of same-sex marriage much more intensely than I had before.”
He went on to say to the Philadelphia Gay News that “These stories had a substantial impact on my position on this issue. If two people of the same sex fall in love and want to marry, why would our government stand in their way? At a time when many Americans lament a lack of commitment in our society between married men and women, why would we want less commitment and fewer strong marriages? If two people of the same sex want to raise children, why would our government prevent them from doing so, especially when so many children have only one parent or none at all?”
Mark Pryor, Joe Donnelly, Bill Nelson, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Manchin, Mary Landrieu and Tim Johnson still, of the Democrats in the Senate, still refuse to support same-sex marriage.