Giuliani Does a 180 on Gay Marriage?
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Looks like Rudy Giuliani has changed his tune when it comes to gay marriage. Giuliani reportedly told Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins that he would support a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage—a bit of news, the Huffington Post points out, that might surprise Rudy’s former roommates.
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.
Perkins said that was not enough to assuage his concerns about Giuliani, but “it was nice to hear.”
Former presidential candidate and conservative leader Gary Bauer told The Hill in a brief interview that Giuliani gave a good speech, but the glaring omission of marriage issues was telling.
AP photo / Reinhold Matay
Et tu, Rudy? Giuliani is said to have told his gay former roommates that they would be the first couple he would marry if gay marriage became legal.