USA, South Carolina: Both Candidates for Governor Back Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on September 4th, 2013

South Carolina MapBoth the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor threw gay and lesbian couples under the bus today.

The State reports:

South Carolina’s two announced candidates for governor in 2014 both think marriage “is between a man and a woman,” beliefs unaltered by a federal lawsuit filed by a gay couple challenging the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. “I stand behind that constitutional amendment and will continue to fight to make sure that states have the ability to decide what they want marriage to be in their state,” Haley told reporters Tuesday, after a State Budget and Control Board meeting. “I was one of the people in 2006 that voted in the Legislature that said marriage should be between a man and a woman. So I’m going to continue to stand behind that.” Andrew Whalen, [Vincent] Sheheen’s campaign manager, said the Camden senator was unavailable to comment Tuesday. But Whalen said Sheheen “continues to personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.” Sheheen voted in favor of the gay-marriage ban in the state Senate in 2005 and 2007.

Vincent Shaheen is the Democratic candidate – anyone wanna primary him?

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