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GOP Minnesota legislator preparing to co-sponsor gay marriage bill

I trudged through the Datalounge search feature, and didn't see this story. I found it important.

"Petersen would become the first Republican legislator to publicly support same-sex marriage, highlighting the rapidly changing dynamics of the issue at the Capitol."

Republican state Sen. Branden Petersen is preparing to become a co-sponsor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Having a Republican co-author would be an enormous political coup for same-sex marriage advocates as they prepare to unveil their proposal in the days ahead. Petersen would become the first Republican legislator to publicly support same-sex marriage, highlighting the rapidly changing dynamics of the issue at the Capitol.

“At this point, I am concerned about doing the right thing,” said Petersen, an Andover resident who is married and has two young children. “I have a certain amount of peace about that, and I will let the chips fall where they may.”

(Rest of the story at the link)

by Anonymousreply 302/22/2013

I know! Let's make a video of a panda blowing him!

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2013

Good for him... but he's still an idiot Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 202/21/2013

What's the real motive?

by Anonymousreply 302/22/2013
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