Alaska’s Murkowski Mulls Support of Gay Marriage

Image: Alaska’s Murkowski Mulls Support of Gay Marriage

Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 03:00 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska moved closer to support of same-sex marriage this week by announcing her views on the explosive issue are “evolving,” according to The Alaska Star.

“The term ‘evolving view’ has been perhaps overused, but I think it is an appropriate term for me to use,” Murkowski said Wednesday, the Star reported.

“I’ve got two young sons who, when I ask them and their friends how they feel about gay marriage, kinda give me one of those looks like, ‘Gosh mom, why are you even asking that question?’” she added during remarks at a meeting of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

The senior senator from The Last Frontier state said it was important to acknowledge there is “a change afoot” in the United States on how marriage is viewed.

“It may be that Alaska will come to revisit its position on gay marriage, and as a policy-maker I am certainly reviewing that very closely,” she said.

Murkowski, who has previously supported constitutional amendments that define marriage as between one man and one woman, said she is listening closely to her constituents on the issue.

Alaska’s other senator, Democrat Mark Begich, has already endorsed same-sex marriage.
Murkowski said the nation has bigger issues to tackle.

“We have so many issues in this country to focus on that worry us, that I question why there is such focus on the simple right of people to love whom they will,” she said.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Tony Dungy Draws Flak for Saying Wouldn't Have Drafted Gay Player

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 23:00 PM

Former Super Bowl-winning coach and NBC football analyst Tony Dungy is under fire for saying he would not have drafted M . . .

New York Immigration Groups Closing after Fraud Accusations

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 22:18 PM

Two of the largest non-profit immigration service groups in the United States will shut down as part of a settlement of  . . .

Obama Reportedly Cancels 'Surprise' Appearance on Kimmel

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 21:41 PM

President Barack Obama has canceled his "surprise" appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week, Fox News reports.
 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved