Rick Perry made clear today that he is not “fine” with gay marriage. Last week in Aspen, Colo., he spoke about the state of New York passing a gay marriage law and said “that’s fine with me.”
But today he went on Christian radio to say the following:
“I probably needed to add a few words after that, ‘It’s fine with me,’ and that it’s fine with me that a state is using their sovereign rights to decide an issue.
Obviously gay marriage is not fine with me. My stance hasn’t changed.”
"Gay marriage is not fine with me.”
Listen to the interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council here.
Perry is FOR a federal marriage amendment even though he believes strongly in the 10th amendment.
He will have to explain how he squares the two, but here's my take as to where this is going. If the Supreme Court ultimately rules that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, then there would be a need for a federal marriage amendment at that point, which is something Perry would no doubt support.
He would most likely argue that allowing the states to vote on this issue IS state's rights issue.