wolf blitzer colin powell supports gay marriage Colin Powell supports gay marriage equality    'I have no problem with it'Colin Powell, who previously recommended the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has now come out in support of marriage equality. During an interview with CNN‘s Wolf Blitzer, Colin says that he has no problem with it. This comes after President Obama gave his support for the issue as well. You can watch the video below, but this is what he said on the full broadcast on CNN.

He says, “I have no problem with it.  And it was the congress that imposed
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”  It was certainly my position, and my
recommendation, to get out us of an even worse outcome that could have
occurred, if you’ll recall.  But, as I’ve thought about gay marriage, I
know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships
with loved ones.  And they are stable a family as my family is.  And
they raise children.  And so I don’t see any reason not to say that they
should be able to get married under the laws of their state or the laws
of the country, however that turns out – it seems to be the laws of the

“There may be religious objections to it, and I respect that many
denominations have different points of view with respect to gay
marriage.  And they can hold that in the sanctity of their place of
religion and not bless them or solemnize them.  But, in terms of the
legal matter of creating a contract between two people that’s called
marriage, and allowing them to live together with protection of law, it
seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.

“And so I support the president’s decision, and I think most Americans
increasingly understand that times have changed, just like they changed
between gays in the military and when I was able to support removing
that barrier to service.  And so I hope everybody will just carefully
look at this, and I understand the religious objections to it.  But at
the same time, we are a country that is open to diversity and change. 
And my experience with many of my gay and lesbian friends is that they
form unions as strong as any other unions I’ve seen and raise children
that are good, strong children.  And are either or heterosexual or
homosexual, lesbian, depending on themselves, not because their parents
happen to be.”

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