Now we have a prominent and respected republican endorsing and supporting equal marriage with clear and incontrovertible words. He also explains incredibly well why religion should not be able to prevent equality!
Thankyou General Powell.
It’s fantastic news – another REAL statesman, not a pretend one like Romney, shows that he supports equality and fairness.
“In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that’s called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country. And so I support the president’s decision.”
“I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them,”
You know sometimes I have to stop myself and ask “Is this really happening, are the people that matter beginning to really get it?” The answer undoubtedly is YES. The time is NOW. Change is coming. YES WE CAN!
Absolutely brilliant! Another strong voice sweeping away the irrationalities of thousands of weak voices with a simple dose of common sense. (I always adored Colin Powell anyway. I think he should have run for president in 2000 – would have saved the world a headache).
Colin Powell clearly demonstrates the ability to change and evolve. Despite his assertions regarding DADT… given time he did speak out against it.
Clearly there are personal influences in his life, who thankfully influenced his current position of instrumental support for Obama and equal marriage as a contract of choice and protection human rights.
Let’s hope Hilary Clinton has an epiphany and comes out for equal marriage too.
I thought she already had
Actually that is a NO! (which is a surprise)
In a previous interview reported by PN 11 Jan 2011
“Hillary Clinton pushes for gay rights but won’t support equal marriage”
Isn’t her position said to be an evolving one too?
Doesn’t Bill Clinton already endorse equal marriage?
Surely given that Hilary supported NY equal marriage (when it became law) indicates her true feelings?
Of course, it would be nice to hear about that publically and unambiguously.
Wow!…He’s not so bad after all!
Always had great admiration for Colin Powell.
I have always thought he would make a great President.
Sadly, it never was meant to be.