First Word: Another GOP senator supports marriage equality

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Republican Sen. Mark Kirk became the second Republican to join dozens of Democratic senators who back homosexuals' right to wed.
Republican Sen. Mark Kirk became the second Republican to join dozens of Democratic senators who back homosexuals' right to wed.
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Mark Kirk  joined Rob Portman to become the second Republican senator to endorse marriage equality. “Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back,” the Illinois senator said in a statement on Tuesday. “Government has no place in the middle.”

Here’s what else is informing tonight’s Last Word rundown:

First Word: Another GOP senator supports marriage equality

Updated