Murkowski Becomes 3rd GOP Senator to Support Freedom to Marry


Press Contact:

Nicole Collins Bronzan
Communications Director, Freedom to Marry
Washington, DC – Today Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced her support for the freedom to marry, becoming the third Republican senator to speak out in favor of marriage. A majority of U.S. senators publicly support the freedom to marry, including Republicans Mark Kirk of Illinois and Rob Portman of Ohio.

Marc Solomon, national campaign director of Freedom to Marry, said:

"Senator Murkowski joins the majority of US senators taking a stand for equal treatment under the law on one of the most important bonds in our society: marriage. And as the third GOP senator to announce support for marriage this year, she shows that the conservative tenets of freedom and family are perfectly in line with the freedom to marry. With a solid majority of the American public supporting same-sex couples' right to marry, along with a majority of Republican voters under 50, we'll see more and more leaders like Senator Murkowski -- from all parties and all states across the nation -- moving to be in line with the electorate and on the right side of history."
Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.