The Gov. who as we all know is an ardent supporter of States Rights and has used the 10th Amendment as reasoning in many of his causes, has now done a big flip flop. The Gov. is apparently trying to appeal to the Religious Right as he gets ready to jump into the presidential fray. Just weeks ago The Gov. was making the same argument as one his supposed contenders, Michelle Bachmann, that the Law allowing gays to marry in New York was a perfect example of how states rights should work. Both The Gov. and Bachmann stated positions that the Federal Government should stay out of New York’s affairs and allow New Yorkers to do as they please. Now that the Religious Right has started screaming bloody murder, The Gov. flip flopped quicker than T-Paw in an apparent attempt to appease them.
The Gov. is now calling for a Federal Marriage Amendment. The Gov. recently stated
“The real fear is states like New York will change the definition of marriage for Texas. That is the reason the Federal Marriage Amendment is being offered. It’s a small group of activists judges and really a small handful, if you will, of states and these liberal special interest groups that are intent on a redefinition, if you will, of marriage on the nation for all of us, which I adamantly oppose. Indeed, to not pass the Federal Marriage Amendment would impinge on Texas’ and other states’ right not to have marriage forced upon them by these activist judges and these special interest groups.”
Makes you wonder what else he will flip flop on as he transitions to the national stage.