It’s been a month and a half. The Brody File reports that John McCain has finally responded in a big way to the California Supreme Court’s May 15 decision to legalize gay marriage, sending a statement of solidarity to the California group pushing for a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage:
“I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions.”
Brody is impressed:
Not only is he now on record FOR the constitutional marriage amendment in California, he also put HIS name on it…. This is a good move by McCain. It’s not a pander at all.
But because he was so slow on the uptake, McCain’s late-breaking support for the California amendment risks looking like a pander. What matters now, at least so far as the Christian Right is concerned, is how strenuously McCain helps promote the California ballot initiative. He’s piled up heaps of doubt among conservative evangelical activists.