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GOP Stalwart Orrin Hatch On Marriage Equality: “States Have A Right To Do It”

I’m a believer that the states should be able to make their own determination… There are about, what, six states that have done it? They’ve chosen to do that. I don’t agree with that, because I believe in the sanctity of the marriage covenant and the traditional definition, but the states have a right to do it.”

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) breaking with fellow Mormon Republican Mitt Romney, who has endorsed a proposed amendment banning same-sex marriages in all 50 states, at the GOP Convention In Tampa.