Monday, August 27, 2012

MA: Sen. Scott Brown at odds with GOP anti-gay marriage plank

In the GOP's proposed platform, the marriage plank supports a federal “constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman” and “campaigns underway in several other states to” amend their constitutions to define marriage as a heterosexual union. 

The platform is also critical of the decision by the Obama Administration to stop defending DOMA and the repeal of DADT.  The language suggests a Republican administration would reinstate DADT.

Sen. Scott Brown, who is in a tight race against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, a strong supporter of gay rights, told Boston Spirit, a Boston Globe blog, that he is at odds with parts of the platform.

“Scott Brown believes gay marriage is settled law in Massachusetts and it's time to move on to issues like jobs and the economy,” the Brown campaign wrote in an e-mail. “He opposes a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman.”

Boston Spirit points out that the statement is  “notably silent on where the candidate stands on DOMA and whether he would vote to overturn the law.”

Via OnTopMagazine

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