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Video: Sen. Lindsey Graham Says States Should Decide Gay Marriage

| by Michael Allen

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night that states should have the right to decide marriage rights.

However, four years ago, Sen. Graham gave his support for a federal amendment, not state legislation, that would “define marriage between one man and one woman” to “defend and promote traditional South Carolina values.”

Sen. Graham then compared gay marriage to polygamy: “Is it possible for three people to genuinely love each other and want to share their lives together? Is it okay to have three people marry each other?”

Sen. Graham also compared gay marriage to slavery and said that a Constitutional amendment (which banned slavery) could legalize gay marriage, reports RawStory.com

However, Sen. Graham failed to mention that the Constitutional amendment to ban slavery occurred after the U.S. Civil War, which cost the lives of 500K Americans.

Sen Graham said: "Can I suggest this? Slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. Go watch 'Lincoln,' a great movie. The people decided. The question for us is who should decide these things? Should it be a handful of judges or should it be the people themselves? And I come out on the side of the people themselves. Different people will look at it differently. But slavery was outlawed by a Constitutional amendment. If you want to propose a Constitutional amendment legalizing same-sex marriage and it passes, that’s the law of the land."

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