Rudy Giuliani may have once presided over New York – one of the gayest cities ever – but he’s got no love for gay love. The 63-year old Republican presidential contender issued a statement opposing New Hampshire’s freshly passed civil unions. Or, rather, a spokesperson issued a statement:
Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Domestic partnerships are the appropriate way to ensure that people are treated fairly. In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions are the equivalent of marriage and recognizes same sex unions from outside states. This goes too far and Mayor Giuliani does not support it.
The news comes as a bit of a shocker considering Rudy once spoke out in support of gay rights – a position that left him on shaky ground with the GOP. Giuliani’s ideological reversal shows the ugly, unjust reality of political maneuvering.