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04/19/2007


Charlie Crist Clarifies Remarks on Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Crist Last night, closeted Florida governor Charlie Crist clarified remarks he made earlier in the day to Ed Henry on CNN's State of the Union, in which he expressed his support for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Said Crist in the clarification:

"In an interview that aired today, I was not discussing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage, which I do not support, but rather reaffirming my position regarding Florida’s constitutional ban that I articulated while running for Governor. In fact, the interviewer’s question reflected just that. I am fully supportive of civil unions and will continue to be as a United States Senator, but believe marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman."

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Charlie Crist: 'The Institution Of Marriage, I Believe That It Is Between A Man And A Woman, It's Just How I Feel'

Charlie Crist once again reiterated his stance on marriage equality - meaning, of course, that he still doesn't support it. He also once again talked about his belief of being a "live and let live" kind of guy, something we've heard him say before.

CNN's Ed Henry interviewed Crist and asked him how he feels about about a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Cc Said Crist: "I feel the same way, yes, because I feel that marriage is a sacred institution, if you will. But I do believe in tolerance. I'm a live and let live kind of guy, and while I feel that way about marriage, I think if partners want to have the opportunity to live together, I don't have a problem with that."

"And I think that's where most of America is. So I think that you know, you have to speak from the heart about these issues. They are very personal. They have a significant impact on an awful lot of people and the less the government is telling people what to do, the better off we're all going to be. But when it comes to marriage, I think it is a sacred institution. I believe it is between a man and woman, but partners living together, I don't have a problem with."

Henry called him out on his supposed laissez-faire attitude: "But governor, doesn't it sounds like you having it both ways by saying live and let live, but I also support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. If it's live and let live, why would you ban same-sex marriage?"

Crist's response: "Well, everything is in a matter of degree, Ed, and when it becomes to the institution of marriage, I believe that it is between a man and a woman, it's just how I feel."

In 2008, Crist said Sarah Palin would do a "great job" as president. Henry asked him the same question again and got a difference response. Unfortunately, not a more reassuring one. Watch the clip, AFTER THE JUMP.

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Watch: Sherry Vine's Genius Lady Gaga 'Alejandro' Parody Goes After Closeted Politicians

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Sherry Vine goes after Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) , former Senator Larry Craig, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and other allegedly and non-allegedly closeted politicians in her latest Gaga extravaganza.

Should feel ashamed, should feel ashamed, you're a homo
No one to blame, no one to blame, you're a homo.

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If you missed Vine's previous parodies of "Telephone" and "Bad Romance" you can catch them HERE and HERE.

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Charlie Crist's Gender Bender

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Via Pam's House Blend: Florida's newly Independent Gov. Charlie Crist was recently quizzed about allegations that ousted state GOP leader Jim Greer had organized a men-only Bahamas jaunt that was spiced up with women who were "involved and paid." TampaBay.com reports his answer in a way Crist, who's (poorly) battled gay rumors forever, may find less than helpful:

"Crist, who attended the Caribbean getaway, said the event was organized to raise money for his Amendment 1 campaign. He did not recall whether any women attended the meetings, but he said accusations of female escorts or entertainment were, 'absurdly false.'"

Emphasis yours, mine and ours.

Of note: Crist, now leading all polls in his Senate race, appointed Greer to the position he eventually lost; Greer is the subject of a criminal investigation for misdeeds committed while party chairman.


Charlie Crist Supports Court Striking Down Gay Adoption Ban, Has No Problem with Gay Couples Living Together

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TIME magazine sat down with alleged closet case Florida Governor Charlie Crist and asked him why he doesn't support same-sex marriage and a repeal of Florida's Defense of Marriage Act. Crist answers that he's for traditional marriage but has no problem if gay couples want to live together (gee, thanks!).

He then discusses gay adoption and says that a judge is the best to decide it, which is interesting because all the latest decisions by judges have struck down the state's ban. Crist has always expressed support for retaining the adoption ban in the past, although last July, when asked about the issue, he said he'd "have to think about it."

Says Crist to TIME (my transcript):

"Well I've always felt that as it relates to same-sex marriage, marriage in my view is a traditional sense between a man and a woman. You know I think that if you want to have couples or partners who want to reside together, I don't have a problem with that...I think it's important that you have a live and let live attitude as it regards adoption. I think probably the best decision maker would be a judge. Currently we have a law on the books in Florida that precludes that from happening. I'm sure that a future legislature and maybe the next governor might address that issue...I've always supported civil unions. I think that's a good way to go, and I think marriage in the traditional sense is what I believe in."

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Charlie Crist Flip-Flops, Now Supports 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

As recently as February, Florida Governor Charlie Crist expressed his support for the ban on gays in the military. Said his spokesperson at that time: "We are a nation at war. The governor believes the current policy has worked, and there is no need to make changes."

Crist Today, Crist flip-flopped, with this statement regarding the DADT compromise:

"Ultimately, as in all military matters I defer to the Pentagon and to the Generals and what the Senate is doing today is giving them the ultimate authority to do what is best for our military. So, I would be inclined to support the Senate's action on this."

The WaPo reports

"Crist's claim that the measure gives 'ultimate authority' to the commanders appears to be a reference to the fact that the compromise mandates that the Pentagon complete its study before repeal is implemented. Nonetheless, Crist's support for the 'Senate's action' is equivalent to support for repeal, because that's what the compromise does. Crist's backing of repeal is a reflection of how much his political situation has shifted since being driven from the GOP: He now needs to compete with Meek for Dem votes, while simultaneously battling with Rubio for moderate Republicans. He needs support from both camps -- hence his backing of repeal, even as he hedges a bit by suggesting he's merely deferring to the commanders.


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