WASHINGTON - The Republican with the loudest presidential buzz says he won't back a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, despite its importance to conservative GOP primary voters.
Arizona Sen. John McCain said yesterday the controversial proposal to amend the Constitution would step on states' rights.
"The states regulate the conditions of marriage, and unless there's some decisive overruling by the federal courts, then I will continue to believe that the states should decide," McCain said on "Fox News Sunday."
"We in Arizona should make our decisions about the status of marriage in our state just as the people in Massachusetts and other states should make their decisions," he said.
John McCain should know better because he's absolutely wrong on this one. The people of Massachusettes didn't get to decide the fate of same-sex marries in Massachusettes, the Massachusettes Supreme Court decided it for them. By not backing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages McCain makes it clear that the mockery of marriage as supported by amoral liberals is ok by him. I’m not sure if McCain's cross the threshold, but this sure sounds like a huge misstep.