Happy Mother’s Day: Six Amazing Political Moms Standing Up For Marriage Equality

Sen. Kay Hagan (D- NC)

Back in 2010, she voted in favor of the  repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell  and more recently Hagen—mom to Jeanette, Tilden and Carrie—made a practical argument against the measure, saying companies would be less inclined to do business in a state that didn’t embrace equality: “We have seen and heard from business leaders from across North Carolina who are worried about our ability to compete with states that are not passing such divisive amendments… In this competitive environment we simply cannot …to give businesses a reason to grow and locate elsewhere.” Hey, if you can’t tug at their heartstrings, hit ’em in the pocketbook.

Photo: Kay Hagen