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Jon Tester Joins Democratic Senators Coming Out For Marriage Equality

By Zack Ford

"Jon Tester Joins Democratic Senators Coming Out For Marriage Equality"

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Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) is the latest Democratic Senator to declare his full support for marriage equality:

Montanans believe in the right to make a good life for their families. How they define a family should be their business and their business alone. I’m proud to support marriage equality because no one should be able to tell a Montanan or any American who they can love and who they can marry.

Last May, after President Obama endorsed marriage equality, Tester balked, saying he supported civil unions but stood by Montana’s constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages.

Tester joins Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in coming out for marriage equality in advance of the Supreme Court’s hearing of oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act.

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