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Evolving GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Backs Gay Nuptials Chip Somodevilla

GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Backs Gay Nuptials

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.  

April 2, 2013 1:09 PM