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08:27 | 21st August 2017

News: World

Sun 24 Jun, 2012
By Robert Ingham


"As a marriage advocate, the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do."

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Gay Marriage opposer has a change of heart

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In direct contrast to Queensland, one of America's strongest opposer to gay marriage, David Blankenhorn, has had a change of heart and wrote in a column in the New York Times: "As a marriage advocate, the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do."

Surprising even his harshest critics due to Blankenhorn's previous stance in the anti-gay marriage movement, his decision is a welcome change by those campaigning for same-sex marriage, with some standing with placards saying "Thank you for Evolving".

"Instead of fighting gay marriage, I'd like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with straight people who want to do the same," he wrote, voicing his disappointment that most anti-gay marriage feelings were based on prejudice towards homosexuality.

The move has, naturally, caused a surge in his popularity and liberal base.

 

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