Oct 10, 7:53 AM EDT
By LISA LEFF
Associated Press Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For years, rumblings have surfaced on the Internet, conjecture about her casual references to "sexual orientation" and "respect."
Now, Dear Abby is ready to say it flatly: She supports same-sex marriage.
"Accepting the status quo is not always the best thing to do," she wrote. "Women were once considered chattel, and slavery was regarded as sanctioned in the Bible. However, western society grew to recognize that neither was just. Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain have recognized gay marriage, and one day, perhaps, our country will, too."
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