Democratic Senate hopeful Bob Kerrey tells Nebraska Watchdog he supports same-sex marriage; he also wants voters to know that when it comes to gay marriage he and Dick Cheney agree.
One day after President Barack Obama made history announcing his support for gay marriage, Nebraska Watchdog asked Kerrey for his view on the highly controversial issue.
In a statement released exclusively to Nebraska Watchdog, Kerrey echoed the President’s position including Mr. Obama’s view that each state should decide for itself.
“I support marriage equality and believe strongly that all of us have a right to be treated equally under the law,” said Kerrey. ”I also believe that states should retain the authority to write family and marriage laws.”
In 2000 Nebraska voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment, the Defense of Marriage Act, banning same sex marriage.
Kerrey says he voted against DOMA because it put federal restrictions on the states.
“I know that many good people disagree with me on this issue,” said Kerrey. “However, as occurred with former Vice-President Dick Cheney, all of us are acquiring increased awareness of the struggle of gay and lesbian Americans.”
Reported by Joe Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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