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Colin Powell endorses marriage equality

Colin Powell (file)
Colin Powell (file)Jewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages

Colin Powell joined the ranks of leaders to stand up for marriage equality.

Just two weeks after President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage, the former secretary of state under George W. Bush said he had "no problems with it" during an interview on Wednesday. "I don’t see any reason not to say that [same-sex couples] should be able to get married under the laws of their state or the laws of the country."

He added, "I support the president's decision.”

Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell first began in 1993. Two years ago, he announced backed the repeal of DADT.