"Scott Brown: ‘I Encourage Everyone Else To Move On’ From Same-Sex Marriage"
In an interview last night with Piers Morgan on CNN, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) explained that marriage equality is settled law in his state and “everybody’s moved on”:
MORGAN: Massachusetts is one of the states that’s approved gay marriage. How do you personally feel about that?
BROWN: Well, it’s settled law in Massachusetts. Quite frankly, everybody’s moved on.
MORGAN: Do people care that much? I mean, those who argue against it say this is like the end of civilization as we know it.
BROWN: Certainly some people care. And others have moved on. But they’re really concerned about how they’re going to pay their mortgage. Both people, gay and straight, they’re wondering about how they’re going to pay their mortgage, or if their kids and families are going to come home safe as they travel around the country and the world.
It’s debt, deficit, taxes, spending, jobs, national security. We’ve moved on. I encourage everyone else to move on. It should be decided state by state basis. I’m focusing on those other things.
Despite his disinterest in discussing the issue, Brown still opposes marriage equality. Just two weeks ago, Massachusetts Democrats were urging Brown to change his position, but he dismissed it as a “social issue.” He has voted to ban same-sex marriage twice before, and he even refused to participate in an “It Gets Better” video for LGBT youth with the Massachusetts Congressional delegation.