WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – There has been a growing chorus of U.S. senators who have recently come out in support of marriage equality, Florida’s senior senator is not one of them.
“My personal preference is that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fl) has been quoted as saying in the last few days.READ MORE: FBI: Body Found Near Search Area For Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito Consistent With Her Description
Nelson’s preference is against the grain of Democratic Party and leaves him as just one of nine out of 54 Democratic senators who haven’t expressed support for marriage equality.READ MORE: Massive Search Underway For Brian Laundrie, Fiancé Of Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito
The nine Democratic senators are: Mark Pryor (AR), Bob Casey (PA), Nelson, Tom Carper (DE), Joe Manchin (WV), Mary Landrieu (WV), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Tim Johnson (SD).MORE NEWS: MDPD Seeking Driver Who Hit, Killed Man Riding Mini Scooter In Florida City
Senator Kay Hagan was on the list but endorsed marriage equality on Wednesday as the Supreme Court took up a case seeking to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act.