Skip to comments.Sen. Mark Warner announces support for gay marriage (D-VA)
Posted on 03/25/2013 3:35:46 PM PDT by haffast
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on Monday announced his support for gay marriage, making him the latest high-profile politician to state publicly that his opinion on the issue had changed.
"I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone," he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page, noting that he signed an amicus brief urging the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Warner's public announcement follows similar statements of support for gay marriage from politicians including Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat.
Warner is running for re-election in 2014 in his highly competitive home state.
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A demonRAT supports government recognition of sodomite union?
Where’s the news in that?
Warner is only high-profile if he’s had a dose of Viagra.
Hopefully, this will cost his re-election
This is the new litmus tests for all candidates now. It used to be the biggest factor when you ran for office was whether or not you were pro abortion. Now you have to be pro fag to get the liberal nod.
Oh snap. Another Dickocrat supports gay marriage.
Might this increase his vulnerability in Virginia? He was polling well, but maybe this will hurt him. I hope so. Guy’s a bandwagon jumping SOB.
What a damned worthless tool he is. He can be counted on for one thing: obedience to Obama and the DNC. And what pisses me off is he’s one of those “sainted ones” who will only leave the Senate horizontally.
More and more politicians getting out in front of the SCOTUS decision, me thinks their decision is a forgone conclusion affirming that sodomites are equal to a marriage between a Man and a Women. God save us.
“Highly competitive home state?” Hardly... Warner is adored in this state.. don’t look for him to ever be defeated.
Can we get an solid answer from all of the Democrats up in 2014?
I suspect the DNC has already been tipped off as to how the Supremes will vote on this issue. The dems have been given the OK to to go public with their support of what has already been decided.
Don’t worry about the Dems coming out of the closet for gay marriage, worry about Repiblicans doing the same.
God let this backfire on anyone, democrat or republican, who sides with evil over You. Awaken people everywhere to see how terrible this will be on everyone, especially children.
All these scumbag politicians coming out in favor of gay marriage must be betting on the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage constitutional later this summer.
With the Portman story, and Rove’s comments recently, it seems many on the right are conceding that supporting gay marriage is politically the way to go. They no longer seem to think that homosexuality is a deviant sexual lifestyle.
I don’t care who they are, I will never support a candidate that supports the homosexual political agenda. To quote Mal Reynolds from Firefly, “I may have been on the losing side, but I’m not convinced it is the wrong side.”
Only the virgins of VA will be displeased with their senior senator. He is wildly popular, and they used to say “Virginia Is for Lovers”.
I’ve been suspicious of a lot of Republicans and I suspect there are a lot of them in the House and Senate who are yet to be discovered.
“Evolved”.....you piece of crap. Speak for yourself and your fellow sodomite lovers. This is one Virginian who will never support perversion.
In all likelihood, the SCOTUS will narrowly strike down Prop 8 and leave all other Pro Family amendments is other states standing.
No mater what the party we will see many politicians going from “Against Gay Marriage” to “For Gay Marriage.”
We will not see politicians going from “For Gay Marriage” to “Against Gay Marriage.”
In the old Virginia I would certainly confirm that probability, but now, I and unfortunately many others live in the "new Virginia."
roberts gave a primo seat to his homosexual relative
kagan is a homosexual
kennedy has been warming up to homosexuals
sotomayor is plain incompetent
ginsberg advocats child abuse
they have their five so politicians are lining up.
It must be presumed that on some occasions their close friend and confidant McGreevey was saved from certain arrest by State police agents tasked with the job of looking out for him while he visited Virginia.
“Might this increase his vulnerability in Virginia? He was polling well, but maybe this will hurt him. I hope so. Guys a bandwagon jumping SOB.”
He’s also the consummate politician. If he’s coming out in favor of gay marriage, that means his polls are telling him that Virginians already support it.
He’d never stick his neck out when he can lead from behind. That’s the “bandwagon” you reference.
there are no secrets in DC. The political class and the MSM know what is going on.
the USSC only reads the NYT and watches MSNBC.
They don’t care about the united states of america.
just the incredible wonderfulness of being incredibly wonderful.
black robe fever on display.
“I suspect the DNC has already been tipped off as to how the Supremes will vote on this issue. The dems have been given the OK to to go public with their support of what has already been decided.”
Quite the contrary. They haven’t even had arguments yet, nor questions, nor a vote, nor written opinions.
The purpose of all these “coming outs” (three US senators in two weeks) is to pressure the Supremes into voting the way the winds seem to be blowing.
Oh, yes, good point. When I lived there, the media was fawning over him. He never did not wrong and if he had, they covered for him making him popular today.
The RATS are stampeding.
Please God may I never evolve to that region of darkness that sodomites live in.
I doubt you will ever have a Republican Senator or Governor in Virginia again. Maybe in the next for years, but not after that.
satan always overplays his hand.
I share your concern, OldPossum. How ironic: they’re mocking God during Holy Week.
Warner is a homo.
Don’t you just love a guy with such strong moral convictions.
So, what is Warner’s position on Polygamy and Incestuous Marriage?
Once you step in the quicksand with both feet, you sink.
From a state that voted to ban civil unions.
Oddly, none of these politicians has dared to present a bill to repeal DOMA. They are all hoping the Supreme Court does it for them, so they don’t have to actually take a vote.
After reading other posts, let me clarify my “ excellent”....
I think/hope this puts the screws to him in his re-election because, as Prop 8 passed even in lib dim CA shows, even the Obozo phone cravers don’t buy into “gay marriage”.
Prop 8 is going down not because the people are against it but because it’s in the court system. Typical of libs when they don’t get what they want from the ballot box.
Now if only we had a party who stood a candidate who would have the guts to take it to Warner on his gay marriage stance. THAT’S where we lose...
So many leftists have flooded into Virginia in the past 20 years I fear we will soon turn from a purple to fully blue state.
Like locusts, the liberals have destroyed their home states and have now moved into the functioning conservative states, where they will then vote for the same failed tax and spend (and social) policies that wrecked their former homes.
Liberals are too stupid to understand their faults and shortcomings and repeat their disastrous actions rather than learn from their mistakes. Too bad they have been schooled from their infancy to not have any critical thinking skills. You can't learn from your mistakes when you are not capable of seeing your mistakes through the rose colored lens of "self esteem."
I am in mourning... for my father-in-law whose funeral I just attended in Virginia, my home, and for my home state of Virginia... Unbelievable that my “folks” would support this nonsense.
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