The Corner

The Marriage Amendment Reference

is awfully oblique: “[L]et’s never misuse for political purposes the most precious document in American history, the Constitution of the United States.” He doesn’t refer to gays, or marriage, or the Federal Marriage Amendment. Interesting, too, that even Barney Frank didn’t quite say he favored same-sex marriage, only that gays should have some way to make legal commitments to one another. Everything the Democrats have said and not said this week on same-sex marriage suggests that they are scared of the issue.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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