Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sarah Palin's divorce from John McCain on same-sex marriage

As the examples multiply of the McCain campaign letting Palin be Palin, whether to tap into her authenticity or to give her space for her next step in politics post-McCain, Sarah Palin has come out in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In a CBN interview, she said:

"I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that's where we would go. I don't support gay marriage," Palin said. She said she believed traditional marriage is the foundation for strong families.

Her position shouldn't come as much of a surprise given her remarks during the vice presidential debate. But it's still disappointing. I have to give some credit to John McCain. He's a federalist who thinks the issue ought to be decided at the state level, and I don't think he wants this campaign to be about bullying the GLBT community or immigrants or any other outsider group. But someone in the campaign has decided that it would be a good idea to allow Palin to talk about the issue. The next two weeks are going to be rough.

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