Just before the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski made a clear endorsement of marriage equality. Murkowski, a Senator since 2002, joins two other Republicans in the Senate (Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark Kirk of Illinois), in supporting the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Murkowski joins up with an increasing number of prominent Republicans who are vocally endorsing marriage equality. Over a hundred major GOPers presented an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in February regarding Prop 8, that detailed their public endorsement of marriage equality.

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