Cooper Says His Support of Gay Marriage Hasn’t Changed

Rep. Jim Cooper said yesterday that he has long favored recognition of gay marriage although he recognizes some churches might not want to do the same.  A report in The Hill, a Washington publication that focuses on Congress, implied that Cooper changed his position. In response, he said in a statement that his view does not represent a change in position and that he has said for years that “people who are willing to enter into a committed, life-long relationship should be able to do so.” The Tennessean has the story.