American author, attorney and now Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy says that she supports same-sex marriage rights.

Kennedy is standing for a seat in the US senate representing New York; a job vacated by Hillary Clinton who has been nominated to become the US Secretary of State by President-elect Barack Obama.

Her position on the matter was made public in a statement released by her spokesperson, Stefan Friedman, to The Buffalo News:

“Caroline supports full equality and marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples,” he said.

Caroline, fifty-one, is a member of the influential Kennedy family and is the daughter of assassinated US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and First Lady and style icon Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

Other contenders for the job are said to include gay New York Assemblyman Daniel J. O’Donnell and even The Nanny actress Fran Drescher.

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