Earlier today, Republican Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced his support for marriage equality. The following is a statement from Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director, Gregory T. Angelo, on Kirk’s endorsement:Log Cabin Republicans welcomes Senator Kirk’s support of civil marriage for committed same-sex couples. As with his Republican colleague Senator Portman, Senator Kirk’s evolution on this issue was framed in very personal terms. We’ve long said that this is an issue of freedom and fairness, and Senator Kirk’s support underlines that message.With the Republican logjam on marriage equality now officially broken, we encourage Senator Kirk’s fellow Republicans in the Senate and his colleagues in the House to join him, Senator Portman, Congressman Hanna, and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen on the right side of history. In declaring his support for the freedom to marry, Senator Kirk said, ‘Our time on this earth is limited, I know that better than most.’ Log Cabin Republicans applauds Senator Kirk for making the most of his time and looks forward to working with him for many years to come. 

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Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.