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Thompson campaign
invokes states' rights in marriage debate

Thompson campaign
invokes states' rights in marriage debate

After CNN ran a piece on its political blog, the Political Ticker, stating that presumed GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson would seek to pass a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the candidate's campaign sent what it called a clarification to the conservative National Review.

The Review's blog, the Corner, published a statement that Thompson's policy would be to allow states to adopt their own laws regarding same-sex marriage.

"He does not believe that one state should be able to impose its marriage laws on other states or that activist judges should construe the Constitution to require that," the statement read. "If necessary, he would support a constitutional amendment prohibiting states from imposing their laws on marriage on other states."

The original posting was taken down from the Political Ticker as of Monday. (The Advocate)

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