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Kerry and Edwards on gay marriage

Here is a report on John Edwards speaking in Claremont, California, and how ill at ease he is with the gay marriage issue. He stumbled many times. Powerline has more on the issue and how John Kerry is (or is not) addressing it.

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Looks like Kerry is for, er...against..no he supports a state constitutional amendmend and actually sounds like he might be reversing his position on DOMA.

"Democratic front-runner John Kerry yesterday came out for a Massachusetts constitutional ban on gay marriage and suggested that a law he once blasted as "gay-bashing" should remain the law of the land.
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"If the Massachusetts legislature crafts an appropriate amendment [to ban gay marriage] that provides for partnership and civil unions, then I would support it, and it would advance the goal of equal protection," Kerry told the Boston Globe.

Then last night, Kerry told a Los Angeles debate that he’s against gay marriage and declined to reaffirm his opposition to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which restricted gay marriage and which he once called "gay-bashing."

When pressed on whether he’d vote to repeal DOMA, Kerry replied: "DOMA is the law of the land today . . . There are no votes to take it back."
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Don’t blink, this is subject to change depending on which way the wind blows.

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