«I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love.
While churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of their religious beliefs, neither should the government tell people who they have a right to marry.»
Tidene endrer seg, og det har også McCaskills syn på saken:
«My views on this subject have changed over time, but as many of my gay and lesbian friends, colleagues and staff embrace long term committed relationships, I find myself unable to look them in the eye without honestly confronting this uncomfortable inequality.
Supporting marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples is simply the right thing to do for our country, a country founded on the principals of liberty and equality.
Good people disagree with me. On the other hand, my children have a hard time understanding why this is even controversial. I think history will agree with my children.»
McCaskill endrer synspunkt på et meget beleielig tidspunkt, noe som også gjelder flere andre politikere den siste tiden. Denne uken tar nemlig Høyesterett for seg «Proposition 8» og Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), og opinionen har snudd de siste årene.
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