Sen. Mark Warner Announces Support For Marriage Equality

AP

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) announced his support for gay marriage on Monday. Via his Facebook page:

I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone. I was proud to be the first Virginia governor to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT state workers. In 2010, I supported an end to the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, and earlier this month I signed an amicus brief urging the repeal of DOMA. I believe we should continue working to expand equal rights and opportunities for all Americans.

Warner is up for re-election in 2014. He joins Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Rob Portman (R-OH) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as pols who have recently reversed their positions on the issue. The Supreme Court is poised to hear two blockbuster cases on gay rights this week, with historic implications for a cause that is advancing politically at lightning speed.

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