Lone Ark. Democratic senator opposes gay marriage

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    Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Product Safety and Insurance Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) testifies before the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill September 12, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' lone Democratic senator says he remains opposed to gay marriage even as Democratic senators from other conservative states have joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who say they support it.

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.

    His comments come after Democratic Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Tim Johnson of South Dakota recently voiced their support for gay marriage.

    Pryor's stance makes him one of only three Democrats in the Senate who have not expressed support for gay marriage. The other two are Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

    Republican Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Rob Portman of Ohio have announced their support for gay marriage.

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