Good for Kay Hagan

Kay HaganRaleigh’s News & Observer reports that she has endorsed masrriage equality.

The article quotes Hagan as saying:

“I know there are strong feelings on both sides, and I have a great deal of respect for their opinions. But after much thought and prayer on my part this is where I am today. I know all our families do not look alike. We all want the same thing for our families. We want happiness, we want health, prosperity, a bright future for our children and grandchildren. After conversations I’ve had with family members, with people I go to church with and with North Carolinians from all walks of life, I’ve come to my own personal conclusion that we should not tell people who they can love, or who they can marry. It’s time to move forward with this issue.”

Good work. About time.

5 Comments

  1. Doug

    March 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Good thing these politicos are concentrating on the important things in our country. It is nice to know they have already solved the big problems like unemployment and paid off our $17 trillion in debt, Now that Joe and Bubba will be able to get married we might need to look at the status of multiple wives and being able to marry livestock and inanimate objects. We should not impede on the rights of these people either. Heck, maybe progressives could marry the government……

  2. jlp75

    March 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    So I suppose lawmakers are incapable of multitasking. I suppose liberty and justice for all is not worth the time of our elected officials. As someone in a straight marriage, I have no dog in this fight but do find it rather hypocritical that those who scream the loudest about freedom, would gladly deny it from others. I also find it funny that you conservatives spend so much time thinking about mating with livestock. That explains a lot. At least you have the law to protect you from your impulses.

  3. Jack

    March 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Unemployment and the $17 trillion in debt are important but certainly not the only issues needing to be addressed in Washington.

    Do you begrudge President Obama traveling to Israel since the trip wasn’t addressing either the debt or unemployment?

    Perhaps you begrudge the Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate in Washington who hold positions on committees to keep the country moving forward? After all, every committee on the Hill does not address the debt or unemployment.

  4. Margaret Link

    March 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Good for my Senator! Her reasoning is sound and her heart’s in the right place. I am an elderly straight woman and I DO have a dog in this fight – it’s some of my relatives, friends and colleagues. I want their lives, as mine has been, to be free of discrimination and stress.

  5. Doug

    March 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

    The Constitution protects everyone equally, but it does not lay out a right to marry or not marry. That is something that should be up to the states. Even if they are not able to formally marry, they are not denied typical legal rights, and they can get their matters set up to where there is no question of power of attourney situations. When they are spending this much effort on >1% of the population in this country you know it is an effort to get our eyes off of true problems.

    And no….our politicians are incapable of multitasking…all they focus on is the polls and how to placate the masses by saying the politically correct thing for that particular day.