Friday, April 05, 2013 10:51 am
Heitkamp, Donnelly now support gay marriage
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
In separate statements issued minutes apart, the two senators say their views on the issue have evolved. Donnelly says he reconsidered his opinion after recent Supreme Court arguments and public discussion on the issue.
Heitkamp says she now believes the federal government shouldn't discriminate against "people who want to make lifelong, loving commitments to each other
Donnelly and Heitkamp are the latest Democratic senators to support for gay marriage. That leaves only four Senate Democrats who have not endorsed gay marriage. Republican Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Rob Portman of Ohio have also said they support gay marriage.