Alaska’s Murkowski Mulls Support of Gay Marriage

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Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 03:00 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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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.


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