I wanted to follow up with you on our meeting last week regarding the marriage equality and the Supreme Court arguments. This morning, Senator Donnelly released a statement publicly stating his support for marriage equality, which I have listed below.
Senator Joe Donnelly Statement on Marriage Equality
“In recent years, our country has been involved in an important discussion on the issue of marriage equality. While serving in the House of Representatives, I had the opportunity to act on a core belief of mine: we are a stronger country when we draw on the strengths of all Americans. I voted to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and was an original supporter of the bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace because of their sexual orientation. It is also for that reason that I oppose amending either Indiana’s or our nation’s constitution to enshrine in those documents an ‘us’ and a ‘them,’ instead of a ‘we.’ With the recent Supreme Court arguments and accompanying public discussion of same-sex marriage, I have been thinking about my past positions and votes. In doing so, I have concluded that the right thing to do is to support marriage equality for all.”
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the Senator’s position or if our office can be of any assistance in the future.
Senator Joe Donnelly