Instant flip-flops happen when candidates say something that irks their base. Usually, a candidate will be artful in how he pulls this off, sometimes avoiding the "flip-flop" label with a clever turn of phrase. Not Herman Cain. The man who only days ago thought that same-sex marriage ought to be left to the states is now on board with a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution, to effectively ban it. The irony of a black man wanting to change the Constitution to enshrine second-class citizen status to a group of people should not be lost on anybody.
Cain: I Support Federal Marriage Ban
. . .I think marriage should be protected at the
federal level also. I used to believe that it could be just handled by the
states but there’s a movement going on to basically take the teeth out of the
1996 Defense of Marriage Act and that could cause an unraveling, so we do need
some protection at the federal level because of that and so yes I would support
legislation that would say that it’s between a man and a woman. . .
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