Senator Heidi Heitkamp just put out this statement about gay marriage after weeks of pressure from left-wing groups targeting her as being one of just a few remaining Demcorats who were opposed:
“In speaking with North Dakotans from every corner of our great state, and much personal reflection, I have concluded the federal government should no longer discriminate against people who want to make lifelong, loving commitments to each other or interfere in personal, private, and intimate relationships. I view the ability of anyone to marry as a logical extension of this belief. The makeup of families is changing, but the importance of family is enduring.”
Kudos to Senator Heitkamp for making the right decision.
Marriage should be a private issue. Something for us to settle in our churches, and in our personal lives. We should get the government out of marriage.
Update: Of course, Senator Heitkamp called the gay marriage issue a “distraction” during her campaign.
North Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp weighs in the president’s announcement that he supports gay marriage.
There has been both good and bad reaction nationwide, and locally, since President Obama announced he supports same-sex marriage.
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp says the president needs to focus on issues that can be resolved by congress.
“I think that this is a state issue,” Heitkamp said. “I think that this is a distraction and I don’t think he is going to get a congress that is going to agree with him and so here we go again talking about things that aren’t about jobs and improving the economy and getting this country moving.”
I’m pro-gay marriage, but I have a feeling that if this were an election year for Senator Heitkamp she wouldn’t have spoken up.