By Justin Sink
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) late Monday night added his voice to the growing chorus of Democratic senators announcing support for gay marriage ahead of Tuesday's hearing at the Supreme Court.
"Government should keep out of individuals' personal lives—if someone wants to marry someone they love, they should be able to. Alaskans are fed up with government intrusion into our private lives, our daily business, and in the way we manage our resources and economy," he continued.
The statement precedes oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday on a pair of cases examining states' and the federal government's ability to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
On Monday, Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) also announced their support for gay marriage; last week, Republican Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton similarly announced shifts on the subject.