Well, you know, we all grow as we get older and we learn things and we become more sensitive to people and people's lives and the more I've looked at that I've grown to think differently..and I'm to that point: 'Live and let live.'"
"A couple of years from now, people will look back and say, 'What was the fuss about?'" Harkin said. "(In) 2010, the elections will hinge on the economy; health care reform; what we're doing on energy and whether families are doing better -- whether they can see that their kids are going to have a better education, whether their lives are getting better or not. It's not going to have one whit to do with gay marriage."