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Former WWE Prez Linda McMahon Piledrives DOMA In CT Senate Debate

Republican politicians aren’t exactly known for embracing LGBT rights. Then again, neither are pro wrestlers.

But Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment and current Republican candidate in a super-tight Connecticut senatorial election, hasn’t just come out in favor of marriage equality:  She said, if elected, she’d vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

“I have changed my position on DOMA because, with gay marriage now approved in the state of Connecticut, I don’t think it’s fair,” McMahon told reporters after a debate with her opponent, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy on Sunday.

McMahon, who operated the WWE with husband Vince McMahon until taking up politics in 2009, indicated that there should be one policy for the whole country.

But Murphy derided her comments, saying, “The fact that she gave a 10-second answer to a question about civil rights for Connecticut residents displays how weak her commitment is to standing up to the Republican right-wing.”

Let’s get these folks in the ring!