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Dave Ross

Gay marriage becomes a conservative cause

There certainly have been hints that the traditional lines were moving in terms of gay marriage. (AP Photo/file)

Somethin's happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear.

There certainly have been hints that the traditional lines were moving.

Vice President Cheney: "People ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish."

Colin Powell: "They are as stable a family as my family is."

And after Lady Gaga yelled at him: "Obama, are you listening?"

Even Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage.

And this week, with the US Supreme Court about to hear arguments on California Proposition 8, which overturned gay marriage - a group of more than 130 prominent Republicans signed a brief urging the court to allow California and any other state the right to grant gay couples a federally-recognized marriage.

Among the signers - former Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, and Meg Whitman, who endorsed prop 8 when she ran for California governor, but now quotes Britain's conservative prime minister David Cameron who said: 'Don't support gay marriage despite being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative.'"

Then came a group of 278 corporate CEOs, saying prohibiting gay marriage needlessly complicates employee benefit plans, hurts morale, and hurts business.

And then late yesterday, another signature appeared: Clint Eastwood.

And if Clint Eastwood is signing on to gay marriage, the justices have the ask themselves. Do I feel lucky?

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Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Dave has won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times since he started at KIRO Radio in 1978.

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