Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was for a federal marriage amendment before he was against it. Surprise: Cain now supports a constitutional amendment to "protect" marriage, he tells CBN's David Brody.
Marriage should be protected at the federal level also. I used to believe that it could be just handled by the states but there's a movement going on to basically take the teeth out of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, and that could cause an unraveling, so we do need some protection at the federal level because of that and so, yes, I would support legislation that would say that it's between a man and a woman.
"In 2004, while running as a U.S. Senate candidate in Georgia, Cain issued a statement against the Masssachusetts court decision that brought marriage equality to the Bay State," reports the Washington Blade. "And called for a U.S. constitutional amendment to rescind the ruling."
The ultra-right homocons at GOProud have supported Cain enthusiastically. Will this change their mind? Probably not.