Marriage is deeply personal - our positions are based on unique combinations of reason, belief, and experience, not polling and politics. Everyone is entitled to his own view, in his own time, including the president. Can gay marriage be a political weapon? Surely it once was. In , a flyer produced by Republicans proclaimed that if I were elected president, men would marry each other.
Bush and Kerry Differ on Gay Marriages | Voice of America - English
We do. Same position. Neglecting to mention that he opposes the Federal Marriage Amendment while Bush supports it, Kerry then characterized the difference between him and the President as a matter of energizing religious voters. Bush and other Republicans are "out there misleading people and exploiting it," The Times quoted Kerry as saying.
A member of the Democratic Party , he previously served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from until He was the Democratic nominee in the presidential election , losing to Republican incumbent George W. Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado , and attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He graduated from Yale University in with a major in political science. Kerry enlisted in the Naval Reserve in , and between and , he served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge OIC of a Swift Boat.
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