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Sen. Jon Tester Supports Marriage Equality

Jim Burroway

March 26th, 2013

Number five:

…Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Tuesday, the day the Supreme Court considered the constitutionaly of Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban.

“Montanans believe in the right to make a good life for their families,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “How they define a family should be their business and their business alone. I’m proud to support marriage equality because no one should be able to tell a Montanan or any American who they can love and who they can marry.”

Sen. Tester joins Sens.  Claire McCaskill (D-MO),  Mark Warner (D-VA), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) in the last-minute upper-house rush to be on the right side of history before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments tomorrow in the Defense of Marriage Act case. The last Senate holdouts on the Democratic side of the aisle are: Tom Carper (DE), Bob Casey (PA), Joe Donnelly (IN), Kay Hagan (NC), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Tim Johnson (SD), Mary Landrieu (LA), Joe Manchin (WV), Bill Nelson (FL) and Mark Pryor (AR). On the GOP side, Sen. Rob Portman (OH) is the only one to make future generations of Portmans proud, beginning with his own son.