Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Asked about gay marriage, former Secretary of State Powell, once the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the U.S. Armed Forces, said, “I have no problem with it…As I’ve thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones, and they are as stable a family as my family is, and they raise children. And so I don’t see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married.”