Nancy Pelosi: My Catholic faith ‘compels me’ to support gay marriage

“My religion compels me–and I love it for it–to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I … Continued

“My religion compels me–and I love it for it–to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider [the ban on gay marriage] a form of discrimination. I think it’s unconstitutional on top of that. So I think that yesterday was a great day for America because the president in a very personal, as well as presidential way, made history, and hopefully this will bring people together on the issue.”

J. Scott Applewhite

AP

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 10, 2012.

May 10, 2012: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on why she supports gay marriage.

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