Harold Ford Jr., with Kirsten Gillibrand in Sight, Flips for Gay Marriage
Transplanted Tennessean Harold Ford Jr., reported looking at a run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the upcoming Democratic primary, seems to realize he's not in Dixie anymore, and has reversed himself in favor of gay marriage.
When Ford ran for the Senate in his old home state in 2006, he supported the Defense of Marriage Act proscribing marriage equality. But on the Today Show this morning, Ford said, "I'm of the opinion now that nothing is wrong with that," and compared his conversion to that of Chuck Schumer and Bill Clinton.
Mike Signorile tweets: "Wow, Harold Ford went from hating us 2 loving us! At this rate, he'd probably marry me 4 that Senate seat."
The switch seems to confirm that Ford is serious about Democratic electoral politics in New York, unless he's planning to move to one of the few states where gay people can already get married.
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