Friday, February 06, 2004

Kerry takes a stand (sort of). The great thing about being John Kerry is that you can always be consistent with something you've said. In today's Boston Globe, Susan Milligan reports that the Massachusetts senator may support an amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex marriage. Writes Milligan:

Asked if he would support a state constitutional amendment barring gay and lesbian marriages, Kerry didn't rule out the possibility. "I'll have to see what language there is," he said.

And, in fact, such a position is consistent with his oft-stated support for civil unions but opposition to gay marriage. But, as I pointed out yesterday, it's inconsistent with the strong pro-equality statements he made in 1996, when he was one of just a tiny handful of senators to vote against the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

This is probably the smart political stance for Kerry to take if he wants to have some chance of being elected president.

But it's still depressing as hell.

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