senator Dianne Feinstein has long been a supporter of
gay rights, she's stopped short of supporting full
marriage equality. But an interview for NBC Nightly
News with Maureen Dowd suggests she may well have
done an about-face.
In the interview,
Feinstein discusses finding the body of Harvey Milk and
her involvement in Focus Features' forthcoming
biopic. She also talks about her decision to speak out
against Prop. 8 in California and her evolving views
on same-sex marriage.
"I think as more
and more people have gay friends, gay associations,
see gay heroism, that their views change," Feinstein
said in the interview. "I think people are
beginning to look at it differently, I know
it's happened for me.
out not supporting it. The longer I've lived, the
more I've seen the happiness of people, the
stability that these commitments bring to a life. Many
adopted children who would have ended up in foster care
now have good solid homes and are brought up learning the
difference between right and wrong. It's a very
previously said that while she would not endorse a
statewide ban on same-sex marriage, she supported civil
unions over "redefining" marriage.