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Warner Explains Change of Mind on Same-Sex Marriage

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This week, Virginia's senior Senator Mark Warner announced he was changing his position on gay marriage.

Warner previously supported civil unions. 

Wednesday night at the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony and fundraiser, he explained why his position has changed. 

"My views, like I think a lot of Americans and Virginians, have evolved. You've got gay friends, see them in committed relationships. And I think people ought to be able to love who they want, and get respect under the law for that," Warner said. 

Warner stressed that this in no way forces churches to perform marriage ceremonies. 

He made the original announcement on his Facebook page.

Reported by Tara Todd.

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