Alex Blaze

Perkins says Giuliani will support FMA

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 20, 2007 5:01 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: federal marriage amendment, Rudy Giuliani, Tony Perkins

From the Hill:

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, told The Hill Saturday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) would support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Perkins said Giuliani told him in a private meeting that if the Defense of Marriage Act appeared to be failing or if multiple states began to legalize same-sex marriages, then he would support the constitutional amendment.

Giuliani did not mention the amendment or the issue of gay marriage during his address to the Values Voters Summit, but that position could win him favor with some social conservatives who view the former mayor warily.

It could all be false at this point since it's coming from Perkins and not the Giuliani campaign directly. We'll find out Monday from Rudy's staffers if his words were misrepresented.

Perkins says that he's not ready to support Rudy, but that "it was nice to hear." If that's something that's nice to hear, then you've got to wonder what sort of bedtime stories Perkins reads his kids.

(h/t Aravosis, who has the flip-flop.)

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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | October 21, 2007 9:31 AM

Does anyone remember that when Guiliani was in the process of divorcing his second wife and preparing to marry his third, he lived for a time with a same-sex couple who offered him a home and support? Now, Guiliani is not only on record as saying that he believes that his friends did not deserve the right and responsibilities that he got with each of his three marriages, but that the relationship between his friends his so vile that a constitutional amendment is needed to guard against the possibility of them marrying.

Yeah, but I don't know that I trust a damn thing that Tony Perkins has to say. He lies constantly.