Senators Tom Harkin of Iowa and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia have announced they won't seek re-election in 2014.

Harkin, a Democrat, announced his retirement from Congress on Saturday.

“I have the privilege to be able to make this decision on my own terms, which not everyone can, and I'm deeply grateful to the people of Iowa that I do have that opportunity. I've been extremely fortunate,” he said in a statement.

In 2009, Harkin made an about-face on gay marriage, saying he longer supports the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the 1996 law which defines marriage as a heterosexual union for federal agencies.

“The more I've looked at that I've grown to think differently about how we should live,” he said in explaining his position. “I guess I've got to the point of live and let live.”

Chambliss, on the other hand, voted for DOMA and remains a supporter of the law. However, in 2010 the 69-year-old Republican senator fired an aide accused of commenting “All faggots must die” in a post about repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”