Condoleeza Rice has expanded on First Lady Laura Bush’s sentiments about not using gay marriage as a political tactic. Speaking to North Carolina’s News & Record, the secretary of state seemed to contradict President Bush’s anti-gay marriage agenda.
When we get into difficult debates about social policy, we get into difficult debates that touch people’s lives. The only thing that I ask is that Americans do it with a kind of sensitivity that real individuals and real human beings are involved here.
Now, when we get into difficult debates about foreign policy, we get into difficult debates that end people’s lives. But let’s be sensitive about that discussion, especially to the press, mmm-kay?