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Thompson defends gay marriage stance - politics - Decision '08 - Tommy Thompson News | NBC News
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, campaigning Friday in Iowa's socially conservative northwest, stopped short of supporting a constitutional amendment explicitly banning gay marriage. His stance puts him at odds with many in the GOP base in Iowa, where the caucuses launch the nominating season. Instead, Thompson said the alternative measure he supports would effectively outlaw same-sex marriage without imposing a federal mandate on states. Thompson was on his second day of campaigning in Iowa, having launched his campaign from Des Moines and headlined a rally in Council Bluffs Thursday.
Thompson defends gay marriage stance
I can write another Republican off :. Wade if elected president. New rule- screwing with the Constitution, especially over something like gay marriage, automatically disqualifies you for the office of President. Especially when you are doing it simply to court the vote of the nutroots.
Thompson's refusal to back a nationwide ban on gay marriage has irritated potential supporters. Fred Thompson is failing to meet expectations that he would rally widespread support from Christian conservatives, and he almost certainly will not receive a joint endorsement from the loose coalition of "pro-family" organizations, according to leaders of the movement. Many religious conservatives, faced with a Republican primary top tier that lacked a true kindred spirit, initially looked to Thompson as a savior.