[eDebate] The "nuanced" Kerry
Wed Feb 11 10:05:08 CST 2004
Kerry Says He Could Support Constitutional Amendment
by Rex Wockner
Leading Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Kerry is not necessarily
opposed to a constitutional amendment to permanently ban same-sex marriage,
he told National Public Radio's All Things Considered Feb. 9.
Kerry was asked: "I'd like to turn to the subject of gay marriage. The
highest court in your home state of Massachusetts has said that same-sex
couples do have the right to marry. I know you've said that you oppose gay
marriage, but would you support a constitutional amendment that would define
marriage as a heterosexual union?"
He replied: "Well, it depends entirely on the language of whether it permits
civil union and partnership or not. I'm for civil union. I'm for partnership
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