Murkowski Becomes Third Republican Senator to Support Same-Sex Marriage
WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said Wednesday she’s changed her views and now supports gay marriage, becoming the third Senate Republican to do so.
Murkowski declared as recently as her 2010 re-election campaign that she believes marriage should be legally defined as between a man and woman. She’s voted to amend the Constitution to forbid gay marriage. But she said Wednesday she’s changed her mind.
Murkowski said she’s come to the conclusion it is not the business of the federal government to tell people who they can marry. She called same-sex marriage consistent with Republican values of limited government and family values.