John M. Becker

Tea Party Senator: GOP Must Get Over Marriage Equality Opposition

Filed By John M. Becker | June 23, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: gay marriage, GOP, GOP 2014, marriage equality, Republican Party, Ron Johnson, same-sex marriage, Wisconsin

"I'm pretty traditional guy, almost 60 years old. I think marriage is between a man and a woman. But again if the voters decide that they want gay marriage I'm not going to oppose it...

"I think we first have to recognize that these social issues are going to primarily be decided in the states through democratic process and that's the why it should happen. I'll certainly go with the judgment of the American people on terms of where they want to fall on, whether it's abortion issues or whether it's gay marriage or whatever. Let the voters decide that."

-- Ron Johnson, the Tea Party Republican Senator from Wisconsin, on CNBC's Squawk Box today.

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