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Snowe Comes out in Support of Same-Sex Marriage
04/05/2013 02:13 PM ET  

In an interview today with CNN, Retired Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe said her views have shifted on the issue.

Retired Maine Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe says she now supports same-sex marriage.

In an interview today with CNN, Snowe said her views have shifted on the issue. "We've seen a sea change in society's whole attitude on this particular issue and it's only natural for government to be responsive to those changes," the network quotes her as saying.

Snowe said she also supported the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in her home state of Maine. In addition, she said she no longer supports the federal Defense of Marriage Act, banning same-sex marriage, that she voted for in 1996. The law, known as DOMA, is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court.


 

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