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Nancy Pelosi: My Catholic Faith 'Compels' Me to Support Same-Sex Marriage


"and I love it for it."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday her Catholic religion "compels" her to support same-sex marriage.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday she supports same-sex marriage because her Catholic faith "compels" her to "be against discrimination of any kind."

"My religion has, compels me--and I love it for it--to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider this a form of discrimination. I think it’s unconstitutional on top of that," Pelosi said during her weekly Capitol press briefing.

Calling President Barack Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage "a great day for America," Pelosi said she hopes it will "bring people together on the issue."

"It's a matter of time, it's all a matter of time," Pelosi said. "On these issues, what is inevitable to some of us is inconceivable to others. What we want to do is shorten the difference between the inevitable and the inconceivable and I think the president went a long way in doing that yesterday."

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