Donnelly changes stance on gay marriage

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Friday, Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly announced he has changed his stance on gay marriage.

Donnelly posted on his Facebook page:

In recent years, our country has been involved in an important discussion on the issue of marriage equality. While serving in the House of Representatives, I had the opportunity to act on a core belief of mine: we are a stronger country when we draw on the strengths of all Americans. I voted to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' and was an original supporter of the bill that would make it illegal to ...discriminate against someone in the workplace because of their sexual orientation. It is also for that reason that I oppose amending either Indiana's or our nation's constitution to enshrine in those documents an 'us' and a 'them,' instead of a 'we.' With the recent Supreme Court arguments and accompanying public discussion of same-sex marriage, I have been thinking about my past positions and votes. In doing so, I have concluded that the right thing to do is to support marriage equality for all. - Joe

Back in March, Donnelly said he is against legalizing same-sex marriage, but he does agree that gay people should have certain rights.

"I believe that our friends who are gay have the opportunity to have a wonderful fulfilling life that they can have benefits for their partners and so I stand with Rob on much of this," Donnelly previously said.


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In this modern age I find it insulting that people still use ignorance as a tool to oppress others and deprive them of the most basic of civil rights.
Gay rights are trying to change my beliefs. Any for gay marriage does NOT have my vote.

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