Sen. Tom Carper Backs Marriage

“As our society has changed and evolved, so too
has the public’s opinion on gay marriage – and so has mine. I pray
every day for God to grant me the wisdom to do what is right. Through my
prayers and conversations with my family and countless friends and
Delawareans, I’ve been reminded of the power of one of my core values:
the Golden Rule. It calls on us to treat others as we want to be
treated. That means, to me, 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, and that’s why today, after a
great deal of soul searching, I’m endorsing marriage equality.” – Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), writing this hour on his Facebook page.  I’m losing track. How many Senate Democrats does this make in the last week? Eight?

UPDATE: Andy Towle provides the list of Senate Democrats yet to endorse same-sex marriage: Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Mary
Landrieu (D-LA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Mark Pryor,