The Corner

Kerry On Marriage

Kathryn, glad you posted Kerry’s latest, sure to be controversial, remarks on gay marriage. Looks like Kerry’s setting himself up for the ultimate post-election flip-flop. Of course, no one believes Kerry opposes same-sex marriage. This is the man who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act and called it “gay bashing on the floor of the U.S. Senate.” How does that square with Kerry’s supposed belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman? Would a man who really believed that say he might change his mind “if someone made a persuasive argument”–as if all the arguments haven’t been made. I’d say sometime not too long after the California Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage by overturning a democratic referendum passed by 61 percent of Californians, Kerry will discover a “persuasive argument” in favor of gay marriage.