Breaking From McCain, Palin Suggests Support For Federal Gay Marriage Ban


Any good will we may have felt for Sarah Palin after her SNL appearance just went straight down the drain.

The Republican vice-presidential candidate recently sat down with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody and, breaking from her running mate, John McCain, implied she would support a federal ban on gay marriage.

Brody: On Constitutional marriage amendment , are, are you for something like that?

Palin: I am, in my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that’s where we would go because I don’t support gay marriage.

I’m not going to be out there judging individuals, sitting in a seat of judgment telling what they can and can’t do, should and should not do, but I certainly can express my own opinion here and take actions that I believe would be best for traditional marriage and that’s casting my votes and speaking up for traditional marriage that, that instrument that it’s the foundation of our society is that strong family and that’s based on that traditional definition of marriage, so I do support that.

Senator McCain, who would be Palin’s ticket to the White House, has previously described a federal marriage amendment as “antithetical” to the Republican party’s core beliefs.

While debating the issue back in 2004, McCain said, “It usurps from the states a fundamental authority they have always possessed and imposes a federal remedy for a problem that most states do not believe confronts them.” Apparently Palin thinks she knows better than McCain – and a number of States she would represent as vice-president.

Watch the video, after the jump…