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Fred Thompson: we need a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage

Bloggernista saw the CNN Fred Thompson interview with John King, and was not very impressed with the quasi-candidate for the GOP clown car. Well, why should any of us when he made it clear he’s just another pander bear that would like constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage and ban the right to an abortion. The exchange:

KING: You met this morning privately with some conservative activists in this state, the people who helped people win the caucuses in the past. They say that they were very comfortable with everything said in that private meeting, very comfortable with your agenda. But they say they’re skeptical, that they don’t want to just hear lipservice; they want to see results. And they want to know over time, as they meet you, would you a President Fred Thompson actively push a presidential amendment banning gay marriage. Would a President Fred Thompson actively push to overturn Roe. V. Wade. What are the answers to those questions?

THOMPSON: Yes, yes, I think that with regard to gay marriage you have a full faith and credit issue. I don’t think one state ought to be able to pass a law requiring gay marriage, or allowing gay marriage, and have another state be required to follow along, under full faith and credit. There’s some exceptions and exemptions for that. Hasn’t happened yet, but I think a federal court very well likely will go in that direction, and a constitutional amendment would cure that. I think Roe v. Wade was a bad decision. I think it was bad law and bad medicine. You don’t just get up one day and overturn the entire history of the country with regard to nature major social policy, without any action by Congress, without any action by the American people or constitutional amendment, and that’s what happened. It shouldn’t have happened. It ought to be reversed.


Apparently for Thompson legislatively beating down on LGBT people and women is more important than ensuring that every American has access to quality medical care, affordable housing, good schools and jobs that enable them to take care of their families.

I am waiting with bated breath for Thompson’s announcement that his faux campaign is going to flip the switch and go live. It promises to be a good old anti-gay time.

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