South Carolina, USA: Mark Sanford of “Appalachian Trail” Fame Squirms Over Marriage Equality Question

Written by scott on April 6th, 2013

Mark Sanford, South CarolinaBack in the running for political office, disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford ( you may remember the famous “hiking the appalachian trail” dodge) was put on the spot on marriage equality by CNN’s Jake Tapper:

“Who are you to deny love between two men or two women, when you are somebody who talks about following his heart, regardless of the laws and traditions of the state of South Carolina? Why are you sitting in judgment of same-sex couples, when you have had the life you have had?”

His squishy answer:

SANFORD: Well, I think that it’s important not to redefine my view, which to an extent, what you just described, is. What I’ve said is, I indeed back in 1996, voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, I was a member of Congress, you know, just as President Clinton signed the bill into law, and just as President Clinton, and just as President Obama up until about a year ago allegedly believed and prescribed that same law.

He goes on to point fingers at the Supreme Court, unelected judges, blah blah blah. It’s absolutely sickening to watch these philandering conservatives get all high and mighty about the sanctity of marriage when it comes to gays and lesbians. That they can’t see the blinding hypocrisy…

See the whole video at the link above.

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