POWELL: I have no problem with it, and it was the Congress that imposed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, though it was certainly my position and my recommendation to get us out of an even worse outcome that could have occurred, as you’ll recall. But as I’ve thought about gay marriage, I know a lot of friends who are individually gay but are in partnerships with loved ones, and they are as stable a family as my family is, and they raise children. And so I don’t see any reason not to say that they should be able to get married.
From the 05.23.2012 edition of CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer:
Powell is one of many prominent leaders who have followed President Obama’s lead in supporting the freedom to marry for all families.