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Thursday, March 30, 2006

McCain changes stance on marriage amendment

On Tuesday, I wrote about McCain signing up to deliver the commencement address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty Univeristy-- in spite of the fact that he had named Falwell as an "agent of intolerance" in the past.

Apparently, McCain's newfound love of the fundamentalist right is more than just a passing fancy. He's now changed one of his positions to suit them. In 2004, McCain described a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman as "antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans."

This week the senator from Arizona decided that he's all for it: McCain “reconfirmed” to Falwell that he would support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman if a federal court were to strike down state constitutional bans on gay marriage.

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