POLITICAL observations & opinions

* AP: Palin breaks with McCain on gay marriage amendment

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 21, 2008

AP reports …

  • Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says she supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a break with John McCain who has said he believes states should be left to define what marriage is.
  • In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network, the Alaska governor said she had voted in 1998 for a state amendment banning same sex marriage and hoped to see a federal ban on such unions.
  • McCain, an Arizona senator, is supporting a ballot initiative in his state this year that would ban gay marriage. But he has consistently and forcefully opposed a federal marriage amendment, saying it would usurp states’ authority on such matters.

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081021/ap_on_el_pr/palin_gay_marriage_9

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