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Listen to a Nevada State Senator Come Out of the Closet During a Debate Over Gay Marriage

Last night, the Nevada state Senate voted 12–9 to repeal the state’s eleven-year-old Constitutional ban on gay marriage. During the debate over the resolution, Democrat Kelvin Atkinson announced to his colleagues that he was, in fact, gay. (And also black, in case nobody had noticed.) Video doesn’t appear to be available, but here’s the audio of his emotional remarks. 

Lawmaker Comes Out During Gay Marriage Debate