GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina softens stance on same-sex marriage

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina AP

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Carly Fiorina

MSNBC reports:

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina softened her stance on gay marriage on Monday, telling a blogger that she didn’t support a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage any more.

“I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it and I very much hope that we would come to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision and at the same time support people’s right to have, to hold religious views and to protect their right to exercise those views,” Fiorina told the blog Caffeinated Thoughts after an event in Iowa.

“I think this is a nation that should be able to accept and government shouldn’t discriminate in how it provides benefits and the people have a right to their religious freedoms.”

In 2010, however, Fiorina supported such an amendment, according the Christian Coalition voting card from her unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer in California. Her newly softened view sets her to the left of several other Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Ted Cruz, who recently introduced a bill proposing a constitutional amendment that would protect states that prohibit gay marriage…

More on Fiorina’s background here

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