Sen. Saxby Chambliss: 'I’m Not Gay, So I’m Not Going to Marry One'

| by Michael Allen

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) told Politico.com his views on gay marriage on Wednesday: “I’m not gay, so I’m not going to marry one.”

Sen. Chambliss' statement was included with several other Republican senators’ takes on same sex marriage in light of Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) coming out in favor of it.

Sen. Chambliss supported a proposed constitutional amendment in 2008 to ban gay marriage and voted against repealing 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.'

The Human Rights Campaign has also consistently given Sen. Chambliss' voting record a "0%" rating on their website VoteSmart.org.

Other Republicans who told Politco.com that they still oppose gay marriage included Sen. Mark Pryor (D-ARK), who said “I’m still not supportive of it," and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who stated: “I’m with South Carolina. I believe in traditional marriage, between a man and a woman, without animosity. I don’t mind if people are able to transfer their property, visit their loved ones in hospitals, but marriage to me, I’ve stayed with the concept of traditional marriage.”

“I believe in traditional, historic and the religious nature of marriage,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). “Marriage is always a state issue, and I think it should remain a state issue.”

Sources: Politico.com and VoteSmart.org