Gay Marriage

South Dakota Senator Now Backs Gay Marriage Recognition

Almost all Senate Dems on board now


South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, one of the last Democratic senators to oppose same-sex marriage, changed his position on Monday.

"After lengthy consideration, my views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation," Johnson (D-S.D.) said in a statement. "This position doesn't require any religious denomination to alter any of its tenets; it simply forbids government from discrimination regarding who can marry whom."