Good news just keeps coming!
According to CNN, Colin Powell is speaking publicly about his support of same-sex marriage:
The former secretary of state was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” position was implemented.
“It was the Congress that imposed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ it was certainly my position, my recommendation to get us out of an even worse outcome that could have occurred,” Powell told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, recalling former President Bill Clinton’s support of overturning a ban on military service for gay individuals. After public opposition, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” was seen as a compromise.
It was his relationships with friends who have stable families and relationships that helped him to understand that there is no reason for those friends not to be allowed to get married.
This is the third of these I’ve written in recent weeks—VP Joe Biden being the first, President Obama being the second and now former Secretary of State—and my feeling is that it won’t be the last.
One day I sincerely hope that we won’t find this support to be exceptional enough to even make a blog post about it. One day I hope that same-sex families will just a part of the fabric of our world.
Way to go, Sir!