Colin Powell Has ‘No Problem’ With Marriage Equality
Written by Zack Ford
Wolf Blitzer just teased his new interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who expressed that he has ďno problemĒ with marriage equality:
BLITZER: You were Chairman of the Joint Chiefs when you installed the Donít Ask, Donít Tell policy in the U.S. military that prevented gays from serving openly. I know you changed your attitude over these years, but what about gay marriage? Are you with the President in supporting gay marriage?
POWELL: I have no problem with it, and it was the Congress that imposed Donít Ask, Donít Tell, though it was certainly my position and my recommendation to get us out of an even worse outcome that could have occurred, as youíll recall. But as Iíve thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones, and they are as stable a family as my family is, and they raise children. And so I donít see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married.
Powell went on to say he believes the American people are coming around on this issue too. Watch it:
Powell is one of many prominent leaders who have followed President Obamaís lead in supporting the freedom to marry for all families.
This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.
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