Senate leader: States should decide marriage issue

Senate leader: States should decide marriage issue

CREATED May. 10, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman but that states should decide whether it's legal for same-sex couples to marry.

The Nevada Democrat says he believes that people should marry whomever they want, and that, in his words, "it's no business of mine if two men or two women want to get married."

Reid says his children and grandchildren already take marriage equality as a given and that their view is a glimpse of the future.

Reid's home state of Nevada voted to ban gay marriage in 2002.

Reid's comments came in a statement Wednesday after President Barack Obama became the first president to endorse same-sex marriage.

 

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