Just a few hours after I noted how the Democrats will start to dance and waffle on same-sex marriage, along comes John Kerry with some fancy footwork. From today's WSJ Best of the Web:
The New York Times reports that Kerry says he rejects the ruling:
In a statement on Wednesday night, Mr. Kerry clearly sought a middle ground. He said he believed in protecting the "fundamental rights of gay and lesbian couples, from inheritance to health benefits," but added that he believed the answer was civil unions.
"I oppose gay marriage and disagree with the Massachusetts court's decision," he said.
To be sure, Kerry has tried to have it both ways on the issue of same-sex marriage, as Ed Gillespie, the Republican National Committee chairman, notes in the Times:
Mr. Gillespie . . . noted that Mr. Kerry voted against the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages, a measure that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Kerry said at the time that while he opposed same-sex marriage, he was voting against the bill because "I believe that this debate is fundamentally ugly, and it is fundamentally political, and it is fundamentally flawed."
Put on your dancin' shoes folks.