Saturday, July 10, 2004

President Bush Calls For Gay Marriage Amendment

In his weekly radio address, president Bush reiterated his call for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. It is misleading to state that it is an "amendment to ban gay marriage".

This is going to be a campaign issue. The Democrats would like to see this issue left to the courts, where it would be pushed through by the will of a selected few, instead of put to vote with the American people.

If the Democrats can keep the issue out of the public, they can avoid taking a stand on an issue that they must support to keep their base happy, but that is very unpopular with the American people. However the Democratic convention is in Boston the epicenter of the fight, and the prospect of gay marriage as a backdrop to the Democratic convention should make John Kerry very nervous.