When asked that question directly, his response was comically vague: “I have been in politics for 14 years. I was elected back in 1996 … over the 14 years, have I learned and have I listened? Absolutely. Understand, Michael, I did not go from zero to 10. I was for civil unions and believed strongly that the flow of benefits and protections that would be provided in a civil union for same-sex couples, the decisions that have to be made, when health hardships are faced, when economic hardships are faced, I wanted all of those protections. I never strayed from them. It was just the issue of marriage, that particularly over the last three years, I have come to understand differently.”
Oh, and did we mention Ford also voted for a bill that would have banned gay adoption in D.C.?