Now She Tells Us… McCaskill Comes Out for Gay Marriage
Typical Democrat – Typical Liar
Last year (before the November election) Democrat Claire McCaskill was against gay marriage.
The News Leader reported:
Responding to Obama’s headline-grabbing interview with ABC on Wednesday, McCaskill’s office released a statement that hit — subtly — on her differences with the president on this politically dicey issue, while not mentioning Obama by name.
“Claire recognizes this is a very personal issue for many Missourians,” John LaBombard, her spokesman, said in an email to the News-Leader.
LaBombard said McCaskill is opposed to discriminating against gays and lesbians. But she believes that states should “take the lead in determining marriage equality,” he said.
“The state of Missouri’s position on this issue has been clearly established since 2004 and nothing about today’s announcement changes that,” he said.
McCaskill, D-Mo., has stated her opposition to gay marriage in the past, but she’s walked a bit of a tightrope on the question. She has expressed support for civil unions, which grant gay couples some — but not all — of the legal rights that married couples enjoy.
But, halleluiah! She’s evolved.
Today (after the election) Claire McCaskill came out in support of gay marriage.
The question of marriage equality is a great American debate. Many people, some with strong religious faith, believe that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman. Other people, many of whom also have strong religious faith, believe that our country should not limit the commitment of marriage to some, but rather all Americans, gay and straight should be allowed to fully participate in the most basic of family values.
I have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love. While churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of their religious beliefs, neither should the government tell people who they have a right to marry.
It’s funny isn’t it…
Democrats always run like like Republicans and always legislate like leftists.