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Bill Nelson is man of few words on gay marriage decisions



Democrats were ebullient yesterday with the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. So it seemed odd that Sen. Bill Nelson, who only recently said he supported gay marriage, did not put out a statement. We had to ask and got back something remarkably terse:

“The Supreme Court said the Constitution prohibits discrimination of lawfully wedded same-sex couples. I support this decision."

Compare it to Sen. Marco Rubio's really long, really nuanced statement that criticizes the decision but tries not to go too far.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:32am]


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