Brian Brown: Obama Wants To ‘Insert’ Gay Marriage Rights Into Constitution

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"Brian Brown: Obama Wants To ‘Insert’ Gay Marriage Rights Into Constitution"

The National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown is back with another brash claim about what marriage equality advocates are trying to do. In his weekly fundraising screed, he claims that if President Obama is re-elected, he will appoint a new Supreme Court Justice and the Court will “invent a right to gay marriage and insert it in our founding document.” First of all, it’s quite possible there are already at least five votes for marriage equality, given Justice Kennedy has been sympathetic on gay rights in the past. But more importantly, when the Court rules, it does not “invent” new rights, but simply expands the current understanding of what freedoms are already guaranteed. Of course, truth has never been part of Brown’s agenda.

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