Corker challenger Park Overall agrees with Obama on same-sex marriage

Corker challenger Park Overall agrees with Obama on same-sex marriage

May 10th, 2012 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

Park Overall.

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NASHVILLE - Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Park Overall said today she's fully in support of President Barack Obama's statement in support of same-sex marriage.

"The 14th Amendment calls for equal rights under the law. I can't imagine how the fear of same-sex couples has trumped the Constitution for this long," Overall, an environmental advocate and actress, said in a statement. "As for President Obama saying he's for gay marriage, all I can say is, hallelujah and what took so long?"

Overall is running in the August Democratic primary in hopes of challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in November.

For "committed, loving couples to be denied the rights of heterosexual couples is prejudicial," she said. "I am thrilled that my president has taken this highly evolved stances and continues to push the rock uphill. May we continue to strive for the rights of all men and women."

On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, the state Senate speaker, said they disagreed with Obama's stance.