Jan 24, 2008

Al Gore Supports Same-Sex Marriage

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I would have expected it to be bigger news that Al Gore has come out (no pun intended) in favor of same-sex marriage. In a video statement on his website, current.com, Gore says that "gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women ... to join together in marriage." The Advocate today provides a written transcript of the video statement.

First the Mayor of San Diego, now the former Vice President, Academy Award-winner, and Nobel Laureate. Who's next? It most likely won't be one of the major Democratic presidential candidates, all of whom support marriage-lite in the form of civil unions. But we can always hope that Gore's eloquent expression of the reality of this issue gets their attention and the attention of the nation.