February 24, 2004

BACKLASH: The NYT reports that Bush will back a gay marriage ban.

I think that the SF marriages pushed him off the fence on this, and I think it’s probably a bad thing for all concerned. (Via Clareified).

UPDATE: More, including a question as to whether the Times is reporting accurately on the Musgrave amendment, here. Meanwhile, Roger Simon is unhappy.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Kerry and Edwards oppose gay marriage, but Nader supports it!

Machiavellian question — is this why Bush made his statement right after Nader entered the race?

MORE: Andrew Sullivan is, unsurprisingly, deeply unhappy.