Senator comes out as gay during same-sex marriage debate

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com Published: April 24, 2013

When Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson entered a floor debate Monday over an effort to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage ban, he publicly announced he was gay, according to CNN.



The decision to do so, he said, was just as much of a surprise to him as it was to others.

“It was an impulse decision, Atkinson, 44, said during a phone interview with CNN. “I felt it was time to do it.”

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