John M. Becker

Ralph Reed Admits Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment is Doomed

Filed By John M. Becker | March 10, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

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Tags: federal marriage amendment, gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage discrimination amendment, marriage equality, NOM, Ralph Reed, same-sex marriage

"Now, you'd be trying to put the genie back in the bottle, and even if you passed a federal marriage [discrimination] amendment now, I would assume it would grandfather in anybody who's been married subsequently, so I don't know...

"It was always a very difficult option. I don't even think we ever got 50 votes in the U.S. Senate for that amendment. So we always knew that that amendment was going to be very difficult to pass."

-- Ralph Reed, the former head of Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition, speaking last weekend to activist and talk radio host Michelangelo Signorile at CPAC about efforts to pass a federal marriage discrimination amendment, which is still being pushed by NOM.

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