Statement on President's Endorsement of Gay Marriage Ban
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following
statement today on the President's endorsement of the proposed Constitutional
amendment banning gay marriage:
oppose this amendment and will work to defeat it.
States Constitution is not a place for political wedge issues. The
Constitution is about freedom, not about limiting freedoms. Never
before has a Constitutional amendment been used to discriminate
against a group of people, and we must not start now.
is a classic case of the President trying to distract from his failures.
Whether the issue is Iraq, the economy and jobs or health care,
the President and the Republicans are in disarray and in desperate
need of a distraction. The American people deserve better."