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Subject:  Why is Huntsman flipping now? Date:  2/22/2013  4:00 PM
Author:  sano Number:  418388 of 457303

Jon Huntsman urges Republicans to support same-sex marriage:

"Marriage Equality Is a Conservative Cause:

snip....."While serving as governor of Utah, I pushed for civil unions and expanded reciprocal benefits for gay citizens. I did so not because of political pressure—indeed, at the time 70 percent of Utahns were opposed—but because as governor my role was to work for everybody, even those who didn’t have access to a powerful lobby. Civil unions, I believed, were a practical step that would bring all citizens more fully into the fabric of a state they already were—and always had been—a part of.

That was four years ago. Today we have an opportunity to do more: conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry. I’ve