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March 15, -- intro: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has shifted rapidly in recent years. Here is a look at some of the most high-profile politicians who have changed their opinions on the issue in the past decade. In an interview with CBS News inClinton spoke of her opposition to same-sex marriage but said she was in favor of civil unions.
She went on to say that she was opposed to the Federal Marriage Amendment that would have defined marriage as an act between a man and a woman. As a New York senator, Clinton repeated her support for civil unions in when the state did not extend the constitutional right of marriage to same-sex couples. In a ABC News interview, Clinton spoke about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy her husband, former President Bill Clinton implemented. Hillary Clinton admitted that the policy was no longer applicable, and that openly homosexual service members should be allowed to serve in the military.
On March 15,Clinton officially announced her support for same-sex marriage in a video for the Human Rights Campaign. Rob Portman text: Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was once on the short-list of Mitt Romney's running mates and opposed gay marriage legislation. Portman reversed his conservative stance Thursday in light of his own son's being gay.
Portman told several Ohio newspaper reporters Thursday that when his son, Will, came out to him two years ago, he began to think differently about same-sex marriages. According to an interview with CNN's Dana Bash, Portman told Romney "everything" when being considered for the vice presidential role he ultimately didn't get, and also consulted with former Vice President Dick Cheney because Cheney's daughter is a lesbian. about Sen. Rob Portman's reversal on gay marriage. Cheney also mentioned that his Women want sex Cheney, Liz, is a lesbian.
Cheney's remarks were in stark contrast to those of President George W. Bush, who opposed gay marriage and set the administration's policy on the issue. I've addressed it and moved on.
Cheney said he does not think gay marriage should be a relevant issue in presidential elections. The vice president's statement caused a flurry of responses from both the media and the government because the president set the tone for gay marriage policy. At the time, according to President Obama's stance, the administration was in favor only civil unions. Biden's comments caused a flurry of discussions wondering whether the vice president was speaking off the cuff as he is known to do or whether he was seriously aling changing opinions.
President Obama also announced his support for gay marriage a few days later, even though he said Biden got "a little over his skis" on the issue. The announcement reversed his position that maintained support for civil unions but opposed same-sex marriages. The change made Obama the first sitting U.
Many Women want sex Cheney the president's new stance helped galvanize support for his campaign in the final months leading up the election, which he won. During his second inaugural address, President Obama cemented his position on gay marriage for the duration of his presidency by linking the gay marriage struggle to civil rights movements of the past.
Jon Huntsman supported civil unions but opposed same-sex marriage during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Huntsman officially reversed his opposition to gay marriage in an op-ed piece in the American Conservative in February In the piece, Huntsman discussed how the Republican Party would benefit from embracing gay marriage legislation and how marriage should be a source of happiness for all people.
I've been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love," Huntsman wrote. He also stated that Republicans need to address the issue in order to stay relevant in the political arena.
Huntsman has ed 76 Republicans who ed on to the legal brief in support of gay marriage in the Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act. The act stated that states would only federally recognize marriages between men and women. Additionally, the act stated that states had the option of not recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside of the states where the couple resided. Since the act was passed and enforced, Barr has officially rescinded his initial position on same-sex marriage and apologized for the portion of the legislation preventing same-sex marriage recognition at the Libertarian Convention.
about how the same-sex marriage debate has changed since The act federally recognized marriages between men and women, not between homosexual Women want sex Cheney. The act also allowed individual states the option of not recognizing same-sex marriages that were performed outside of the states where the couple lived. Before ing DOMA, Clinton ed "don't ask, don't tell," a policy that allowed homosexuals serving in the military to keep their sexuality secret.
Critics of the policy said Clinton was not going far enough in preventing same-sex discrimination, while the president's administration maintained that the act's purpose was to deter homosexual military members from harassment.
This has been my long-standing position, and it is not being reviewed or considered," Clinton said. Well after leaving the Oval Office, Clinton voiced his official support of gay marriage in during an appearance at the Campus Progress National Conference in Washington.
He said that it was wrong for people to stop homosexual couples from marrying, and that he supported states' rights to decide their positions on the issue, rather than involving the federal government. LOG IN. We'll notify you here with news about. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Comments 0. Top Stories. Middle schooler fatally shot by fellow student on lunch break Aug 13, PM. Vegas grocery storefront collapses at opening time, 4 hurt Aug 13, PM. ABC News Live.Women want sex Cheney
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