As our society has changed and evolved, so too has the public's opinion on gay marriage – and so has mine. I pray every day for God to grant me the wisdom to do what is right. Through my prayers and conversations with my family and countless friends and Delawareans, I've been reminded of the power of one of my core values: the Golden Rule. It calls on us to treat others as we want to be treated. That means, to me, that all Americans ultimately should be free to marry the people they love and intend to share their lives with, regardless of their sexual orientation, and that's why today, after a great deal of soul searching, I'm endorsing marriage equality.Carper's endorsement leaves just seven senate Democrats on the wrong side of history: Joe Manchin, Bill Nelson, Heidi Heitkamp, Mary Landrieu, Tim Johnson, Joe Donnelly and Mark Pryor. They are joined in the bigot caucus by 44 of the Senate's 45 Republicans.
9:00 AM PT: And Rob Portman finally has a colleague on his side of the aisle who shares his support for marriage equality: