Four years ago, a similar ballot measure drew large numbers of social conservatives to the polls in Ohio. Family ties have had the same effect on other politicians' mindset toward same-sex marriage, including San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican and McCain's ally. Two states, California and New Jersey, have outlawed the practice. Senate seat inhe told the Windy City Times"I am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws. But I have to tell you that over the course of several years, as I talk to friends and family and neighbors.
Polls show that a somewhat smaller majority still feels the same way, and many of them are Republicans that McCain needs to woo.
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Bush's narrow victory in the state and secured his second term. This week, the president said he thinks same-sex couples should be able to get married. I am not in favor of gay marriage. The last time the issue was on the ballot in California eight years ago, voters rejected same-sex marriage by a wide margin. I am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown about, primarily just as a strategic issue. Gay rights rally,
Their turnout in contributed to President George W. Two states, California and New Jersey, have outlawed the practice. The Defense of Marriage Act, signed by Bill Clinton, allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages legally established in other states. President, are you still opposed to same-sex marriage? While the president has consistently supported civil rights for gay couples — peppering his comments with specifics such as hospital visitation, transfer of property and Social Security benefits — his discussion of marriage has differed. Polls show that a somewhat smaller majority still feels the same way, and many of them are Republicans that McCain needs to woo. May 16, 4: