Harold Ford Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage [Video]

Harold Ford Jr. (via youtube.com)

Harold Ford, the Tennessee congressman who considered running for Senate in New York against Kirsten Gillibrand, announced he supports same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign applauds as a “change of heart.”

The video comes one week before Governor Cuomo’s self-imposed deadline for passing the bill in Albany, which, advocates note, will require some prior opponents to change their positions, like Ford.

During his aborted campaign against Gillibrand, Ford’s vote for the Defense of Marriage Act was roundly criticized by LGBT groups, and he was loudly heckled during a meeting with Stonewall Democrats, shortly before he opted not to pursue the race.

Harold Ford Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage [Video]