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posted Friday, May 25, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 21
Colin Powell supports marriage equality
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Colin Powell supports marriage equality

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Retired Gen. Colin Powell is known for the high positions he's held in the U.S. military and government. He is a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and served as secretary of state for former President George W. Bush. However, in the LGBT community Powell became infamous for one thing: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

Powell was one of the masterminds behind the discriminatory law, which ruined more than 14,500 military careers. He eventually came out against DADT in 2010 and supported President Obama's call for repeal. Times have changed, he said. Still, Powell wasn't exactly welcomed into the good graces of the LGBT community with open arms.

However, during a CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer, May 23, Powell said that of the same-sex couples he knows, '[T]hey are as stable a family as my family is & and so I don't see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married.'

Powell's expression of support for marriage equality is a strong sign of the changing views of the country on same-sex marriage.

His statement comes two weeks after President Obama announced on May 9 that he had 'evolved' on the issue and now believes that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

During the CNN interview, Blitzer asked Powell, 'Are you with the President in supporting Gay marriage?'

Powell responded, 'I have no problem with it & 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 as 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.'

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