South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham sidesteps gay marriage question

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) AP

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)AP

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is making fighting terrorism the overarching theme of his debate performance.

When asked about gay marriage, Graham said the Supreme Court ruling has made same-sex marriage the law of the land.

Then he quickly pivoted to his issue of choice: “Radical Islam would kill you all if it could,” he said. “Let’s not lose sight of the big picture.”

His remarks came amid a larger dispute over whether Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was acting legally.

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