August 30, 2010

Charlie Crist Another Gay Politician, Has A Problem With Same Sex Marriage

Charlie Crist, another Gay politician who says he has no problem with Civil Unions but Marriage is "Between One Man One Woman" The reporting below from seems to propose an amendment to the Constitution for Woman-Man marriage. He seemed  to backtracked a little latter. The important issue is that he can compartmentalize his sexuality and then comes against it. Crist has always been an opportunist, but now on todays flow of information is getting harder and harder to be one thing and spouse to be the other.

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent seeking a seat in the U.S. Senate, today told CNN’s Ed Henry that he would support a federal constitutional amendment prohibiting individual states from allowing same-sex couples to marry.
“When it comes to marriage, I think it is a sacred institution, I believe it is between a man and a woman,” Crist said, “but partners living together, you know, I don’t have a problem with it.”
“It’s just how I feel,” Crist added.
Anti-gay activists have repeatedly pushed Congress to consider a Federal Marriage Amendment, but it has never gathered enough support to pass.  The amendment was a central issue in the 2004 presidential election.
Currently five states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to legally wed.  A federal constitutional amendment would end marriage equality in those jurisdictions.
UPDATE:  Well that was quick.  Hours after he said he still supported a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality for same-sex couples, Crist has retreated to a slightly more moderate position.  He issued the following clarification tonight:
“In an interview that aired today, I was not discussing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage, which I do not support, but rather reaffirming my position regarding Florida’s constitutional ban that I articulated while running for Governor. In fact, the interviewer’s question reflected just that. I am fully supportive of civil unions and will continue to be as a United States Senator, but believe marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.

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