The ever-increasing circle of Senators changing their positions and supporting gay marriage widened again Tuesday as Illinois Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tom Carper announced their support for same sex unions.
“The government has no place in the middle of the marriage question,” Kirk said on web site. Hours earlier Carper wrote on his Facebook pagte that “all Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation.
On Monday, Democratic Sen. Bob Casey added his name to supporters, leaving just seven Senators from the party of the Donkey opposing gay marriage: Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Bill Nelson of Floriday, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heide Heitkamp of North Dakota, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Tim Johnson of South Dakota.
On the Republican side, conversion comes more slows. Kirk joins only Ohio Sen. Rob Portman in openly supporting gays who want to get marries.