Lisa Murkowski of Alaska today became the third sitting Republican U.S. senator to say she supports marriage rights for same-sex couples, according to the Human Rights Campaign. She joins Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on her side of the aisle. All but a handful of Democratic senators have endorsed marriage equality.
“Equality shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund. “Standing up for fairness and freedom for all Americans is the right thing to do, no matter your party affiliation or political outlook. We applaud Sen. Murkowski’s change of heart on marriage equality.”