In advance of the Republican National Convention, Boston Spirit confirmed Senator Scott Brown’s past stated positions on gay issues, some of which are not in accord with positions being reported to be included in the proposed GOP platform.
When asked for comment last Friday on parts of the GOP proposed platform that support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and other positions that have been widely reported on, particularly on Buzzfeed, which released a leaked draft of relevant parts of the platform, and which can be read here, the campaign e-mailed the following statement to Boston.com Boston Spirit blog:
“Scott Brown believes gay marriage is settled law in Massachusetts and it’s time to move on to issues like jobs and the economy. He opposes a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman.”
The campaign’s statement is notably silent on where the candidate stands on DOMA and whether he would vote to overturn the law, which is unpopular with gay rights advocates.
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