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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:40 AM

Murkowski'S (R-AK) gay marriage views "evolving"

This would be a huge step for her.

http://www.alaskastar.com/Alaska-Star/March-Issue-4-2013/Murkowskis-gay-marriage-views-evolving/

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday that her views on gay marriage are "evolving" and that she's reviewing her stance on the issue "very closely."

"I think it's important to acknowledge that there is a change afoot in this country in terms of how marriage is viewed," said Alaska's senior senator, who has in the past voted to support proposed constitutional amendments defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

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When asked about same sex marriage which is currently being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in two separate cases Murkowski seemed to indicate a softening on her previous stance.

"I've got two young sons who, when I ask them and their friends how they feel about gay marriage, kinda give me one of those looks like, 'Gosh mom, why are you even asking that question?'"

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"We have so many issues in this country to focus on that worry us, that I question why there is such focus on the simple right of people to love whom they will," she said.

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Reply Murkowski'S (R-AK) gay marriage views "evolving" (Original post)
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 OP
hrmjustin Mar 2013 #1
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #2
hrmjustin Mar 2013 #3
Fearless Mar 2013 #4
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #5
Fearless Mar 2013 #6
ThoughtCriminal Mar 2013 #7
cbrer Mar 2013 #8

Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:42 AM

1. The more we have on our side the better.

It may be late but remember they are all politicians so most don't have that much courage.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:46 AM

2. It's especially big for her

because (at least according to some polls) only 43% of Alaskans favor gay marriage.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:53 AM

3. I am glad to have her on board. She does seem more sane than the crop of gopers that

she works with.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:21 AM

4. Pretty much the same scene

Happening in a hundred million US homes each year.

Good for her kids!

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Response to Fearless (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:34 AM

5. The kids get it.

All three of my daughters (40, 32 and 27) have changed their Facebook avatar with no prompting from me, and my middle daughter wrote on her page yesterday, "I am extremely lucky to be married to the person I love the most in the world. Hoping that today at least 5 Justices agree that everyone should be so lucky."

I must have raised them right.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:58 PM

6. +1

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 08:32 PM

7. "Intelligent Design"

skip "evolution" and embrace the future.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 08:35 PM

8. Hey even the dinosaurs evolved.

 

I guess I just need to get over being pissed at the whole idea that our leaders could dictate our freedoms like that in the first place.

Welcome aboard.

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