Maybe it's just me, and maybe I've watched too much West Wing over the years and can't separate drama from politics (not that there's much difference anymore) but I've always had the feeling that for anyone to publicly support same-sex marriage was political suicide.
So I was pleasantly shocked when Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold stated that he does. And said so publicly. In a manner that could be recorded and reported on.
Probably it's been said before by some fringe candidates out there who couldn't win an election if they were the only one voting, but it feels good to me to know that at least one politician has the balls (heh) to take a stand against discrimination and paint the issue for what it is.