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    Lisa Murkowski Backs Gay Marriage

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    Everybody seems to be evolving these days! Ahead of the much-anticipated Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and California’s Prop 8, Alaskan Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has come out in support of gay marriage, joining Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois as the third member of the GOP in recent months to do so. In an op-ed, Murkowski said she had changed her previous stance, called marriage equality a “personal liberty issue,” and said, “I support the right of all Americans to marry the person they love ... It keeps politicians out of the most private and personal aspects of people’s lives—while also encouraging more families to form and more adults to make a lifetime commitment to one another.”

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