‘Dear Abby’ Supports Gay Marriage

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From The Miami Herald
By Lisa Leff

SAN FRANCISCO --For years, rumblings have surfaced on the Internet, conjecture about her casual references to "sexual orientation" and "respect."

Now, Dear Abby is ready to say it flatly: She supports same-sex marriage.

"I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless 'em," the syndicated advice columnist told The Associated Press. "That is the highest form of commitment, for heaven's sake."

Tango’s Take

Finally. We thought that she was going to beat around the bush for years with phrases like, ‘I think men should be able to get married, even if they don’t like girls,’ ‘Some men prefer the company of men and who doesn’t?,’ and ‘I wish I was a man, so I could marry Angelina Jolie, legally.’ OK, she didn’t say any of those things, but her MO (carrying over from her mom, the original Abby) has always been ‘adults should just be nice to each other and mind their own business.’ ‘Abby’ is fairly influential among a few conservative/ libertarian crowds (and reviled by just as many), we wonder if this ‘bombshell’ will make a difference in how anyone thinks. We wonder how Ann Landers is handling all of this. We wonder if Dan Savage is going to send her flowers.

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