In the past several days, as the challenges to Prop. 8 and DOMA go before the Supreme Court, more Democratic senators have come out in support of marriage equality. On Monday Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, and then Alaska Sen. Mark Begich publicly offered their support. After 11 senators were listed by Time magazine – Montana Sen. Jon Tester came out, as well. Today Sen. Kay Hagan – who is up for re-election in 2014 – added her name. That leaves Delaware’s Tom Carper, Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bill Nelson of Florida and Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
And The Advocate reported something really startling:
Now, Republican senator Jeff Sessions may have half-heartedly done the same thing. Although his website still says marriage should remain between a man and a woman, during an impromptu interview outside the Senate chamber, Sessions reportedly told the Chattanooga Times Free Press, “I think people are free to marry any way they want to. But churches are free to set standards for marriage.”Read more at Marriage Equality Frontiers.
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