Quote of the Day

"Any steps that the president can take toward non-discrimination benefit the whole country. I don't know how else to say it. It's the right thing to do. ... I want to see the president evolve because I believe that is right; marriage equality is morally right."—Democratic candidate in Massachusetts for the US Senate and total fucking rockstar Elizabeth Warren, urging the president to evolve already on the issue of same-sex marriage. She also said she would "be glad to see [marriage equality] included in the Democratic platform."

Greg Sargent notes:
Warren has voiced support for marriage equality before. But this is the first time she has publicly called on Obama to complete his evolution on the issue and for Democrats to include it in their national platform, which will draw much more attention to her position.

It's worth noting that even though Warren is running for Senate in Massachusetts, this is not necessarily a politically easy thing for Warren to do. Scott Brown oppses marriage equality, and Warren is under heavy attack right now over cultural issues.
It's also not a "politically easy" thing to do when it risks losing the support of the Democratic establishment. And yet here she is, doing it anyway. Because it's the right thing to do.

See also: Nancy Pelosi.

[H/T to Political Wire.]

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