Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of
Alaska is “evolving” on the issue of gay marriage.
“The term 'evolving view' has been
perhaps overused, but I think it is an appropriate term for me to
use,” Murkowski is quoted as saying by the Chugiak-Eagle
River Star. “I think it's important to acknowledge that
there is a change afoot in this country in terms of how marriage is
“It may be that Alaska will come to
revisit its position on gay marriage, and as a policy maker I am
certainly reviewing that very closely.”
Murkowski added that she had spoken to
her two sons about the issue.
“I've got two young sons who, when I
ask them and their friends how they feel about gay marriage, kinda
give me one of those looks like, 'Gosh mom, why are you even asking
Murkowski's comments come after Alaska
Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat, endorsed marriage equality for
the first time and Ohio Senator Rob Portman became the first sitting
GOP senator to do the same.
marriage foes organize to oust Rob Portman.)