Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | June 22, 2009

Welcome, Sen. Dodd

To the right side of our generation’s civil right’s issue, marriage equality. Key quote from Connecticut Democrat’s statement:

Public officials aren’t supposed to change their minds. But I firmly believe that it’s important to keep learning. …

I was raised to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. And as many other Americans have realized as they’ve struggled to reconcile the principle of fairness with the lessons they learned early in life, that’s not an easy thing to overcome.

But the fact that I was raised a certain way just isn’t a good enough reason to stand in the way of fairness anymore.

I’m sure it’s not easy for anyone, but especially for politicians who risk the ridiculous label “flip-flopper,” to change their position on this issue. But like ending bans on interracial marriage, ending segregation, allowing voting by women and racial minorities, and abolishing slavery for earlier generations, supporting marriage equality is the right thing to do.

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