Gay Marriage

South Dakota Senator Now Backs Gay Marriage Recognition

Almost all Senate Dems on board now

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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."

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