Sen. Claire McCaskill Backs Marriage

“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. 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.” – Sen. Claire McCaskill, posting to her Tumblr page.