Monday, June 25, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards Supports Gay Marriage

Finally! I was so hoping that my favorite candidate would come out (pardon the pun) and publicly support gay marriage. Okay, so it was the was his wife, but hell, it's a start. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, in its report on the Gay Pride Parade, Elizabeth Edwards said the following...

"I don't know why somebody else's marriage has anything to do with me,''
she said. "I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage.''

Again...FINALLY...someone in the public/political arena has taken a stand and said what we've all been saying! The only thing that still bothers me is that Edwards, himself, still has issues with gay marriage...

"But that position differs markedly from her husband, the former North
Carolina Senator. Edwards said her husband, though having a '"deeply held belief
against any form of discrimination,'' supports gay civil unions, but does not
support gay marriage."

Elizabeth maintains that her husband is feeling conflicted because the idea of gay marriage goes against his "1950s upbringing." Hopefully, she'll have some influence and he'll change his position. Only time will tell, though.

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