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Mfume backs gay marriage

Democratic Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume has turned his murky position on same-sex marriage into a solid one.

In an interview with The Post's John Wagner last week, former member of Congress and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, said he respects the court ruling and rejects any form of discrimination. But he stopped short of endorsing same-sex marriage

This week, Mfume took his foot off the brakes, telling the Washington Blade: "As someone who was raised to believe in traditional marriage, it does not mean others cannot have different beliefs. I recognize [civil union] laws don't cover all the benefits and all the rights that could and should be accrued to same sex couples."

Other senate candidates have also come out in support of same-sex marriage, including Lise Van Susteren, Allan Lichtman, and third-party candidate Kevin Zeese.

By  |  January 25, 2006; 5:47 PM ET
 
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