ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, endorsed same-sex marriage, becoming the third Republican senator to do so.
She made her comments Wednesday morning KTUU, Anchorage, and in an essay on her website, Politico reported.
"I am a life-long Republican because I believe in promoting freedom and limiting the reach of government. When government does act, I believe it should encourage family values. I support the right of all Americans to marry the person they love and choose because I believe doing so promotes both values: it keeps politicians out of most private and personal aspects of peoples' lives, while encouraging more families to form, and more adults to make a lifetime commitment to one another," she wrote on her website.