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Janet Napolitano Voices Support for Marriage Equality

Appearing on Meet the Press this Sunday, former Department of Homeland Security secretary and newly installed president of the University of California system Janet Napolitano voiced her support for marriage equality.

“Like many in political and elective life in the early part of this century the evolution hadn’t occurred, and my statements were very much in that way. This was something that society in a way, the arc of history, as it were, needed to get there, and the arc of history has clearly arrived.”

Napolitano is part of a U.S. group of delegates to the Sochi Olympics appointed by President Obama, which includes several LGBT athletes including figure skater Brian Boitano and tennis legend Billie Jean King.