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Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), one of the most moderate Republicans in Congress, is now a supporter of same-sex marriage, making him one of only a handful of GOP lawmakers to take that position as his party continues to struggle with the issue. …

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Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), one of the most moderate Republicans in Congress, is now a supporter of same-sex marriage, making him one of only a handful of GOP lawmakers to take that position as his party continues to struggle with the issue.

 

After a federal judge ruled Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional last week — a ban Dent voted for as a state representative in 1996 — Dent congratulated gay couples in his state and signaled his position change was imminent. But Dent, who said he has been evolving on the issue for some time, said he needed more time to get his thoughts together before making an official statement.

 

Wednesday he was ready.

 

“Life is too short to have the force of government stand in the way of two adults whose pursuit of happiness includes marriage,” Dent said in a statement provided first to The Washington Post.

 

“In future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by marriage,” Dent said, quoting from the Pennsylvania ruling. He went on to say that in “conversations with my family, I have come to realize that they already see the world through that lens.”

 

To congressional observers, it may be a surprise that Dent didn’t already support marriage equality. He backed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and co-sponsored bills to give same-sex couples equal immigration rights and to protect gay employees from workplace discrimination. He has been endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans, an advocacy group for gay rights.

 

Log Cabin Republicans National Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo called Dent’s announcement “a natural continuation of his commitment to equal rights for all Americans.”

 

Dent, who lives in Allentown, gained national attention as one of the first Republicans to stand up to House leadership over the 2013 federal government shutdown. He is running unopposed this year in a district that was redrawn after the 2010 Census to be a little more Republican, but is still fairly moderate.

 

“As a Republican, I value equality, personal freedom and a more limited role for government in our lives,” Dent said in his statement. “I believe this philosophy should apply to the issue of marriage as well.”

 

In an interview last week, Dent predicted that in 20 years people will wonder “what all the fuss was about.”

 

Although the pendulum of public support for same-sex marriage has swung dramatically in the last several years, only a few GOP members of Congress are openly in favor of it. Dent has joined a small club that includes Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio), Mark Kirk (Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Reps. Richard Hanna (N.Y.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.).

 

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