Jon Tester backs gay marriage

Another Dem, this time from Montana, jumped on the bandwagon

Published March 26, 2013 9:49PM (EDT)

Joining a slew of Democratic senators, Montana Sen. Jon Tester announced Tuesday that he also supports gay marriage.

“Montanans believe in the right to make a good life for their families,” Tester wrote on his Facebook page. “How they define a family should be their business and their business alone. I’m proud to support marriage equality because no one should be able to tell a Montanan or any American who they can love and who they can marry.”

Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., Tim Johnson, D-S.D. and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, all endorsed same-sex marriages earlier this week.

The Huffington Post lists the last of the Democratic holdouts, who only number 10 at this point.

By Jillian Rayfield

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