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    GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Backs Gay Nuptials

    Chip Somodevilla

    Rob Portman has company. Illinois’s Mark Kirk became the second Republican senator to publicly endorse gay marriage, saying that a recent stroke changed his views. “Our time on this earth is limited, I know that better than most,” Kirk wrote in a statement. “Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back—government has no place in the middle.” Kirk has a moderate record, including recent support for gun control.  

    Read it at The Chicago Tribune