2 More Dem Senators Back Gay Marriage
Warner, Rockefeller switch leaves only 11 in opposition
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2013 1:35 AM CDT
Updated Mar 26, 2013 5:19 AM CDT
\Mark Warner delivers the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Democrats' support for gay marriage appears to be gaining momentum ahead of two key Supreme Court cases this week. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia have joined Missouri's Claire McCaskill in endorsing gay marriage, leaving just 11 Democrat senators still opposed, Time reports. "Like so many of my generation, my views on allowing gay couples to marry have been challenged in recent years by a new, more open generation," Rockefeller tells ABC.

"I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do," Warner wrote on his Facebook page. "Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone." Out of the 11 Democrat senators who haven't endorsed gay marriage, three—Tim Johnson, Joe Manchin, and Mark Pryor, all in conservative states—bluntly restated their opposition, three declined to comment, and five signaled that they have a more moderate stance, Time finds.

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clmsman
Mar 26, 2013 6:31 PM CDT
All these pihead parasites jumping on the bandwagon. Stuck their finger in the air and figured that was the way to go. GM that's is what we need to be consumed with as a nation. Notice the liberals never jump on anything that is going make a difference for this country like debt control its always gay marriage or the right to kill your fetus. A morally bankrupt group with no character.
GeorgeL
Mar 26, 2013 10:27 AM CDT
The train that is America is pulling out of the station of the past, and whoever doesn't get on board will get left behind.
GeminiMishy
Mar 26, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
Thank you senator Warner. Our state looks a little better because of you.