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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 07:22 PM
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BBC Analysis: Bush's gay marriage gamble
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Analysis: Bush's gay marriage gamble
By Kevin Anderson
BBC News Online, Washington

President George W Bush had been facing enormous pressure from religious conservatives to take a strong stand opposing same-sex marriage.
His support for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is sure to keep this key Republican constituency in the fold, but it is a move not without political risk.
The danger for President Bush is that while more than two-thirds of Americans oppose same-sex marriage, only the slimmest of majorities support a constitutional ban.
And Mr Bush's desire to be seen as a compassionate conservative could be endangered if the debate turns poisonous, a throwback to the culture wars of the 1990s.

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HiramAbiff Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 08:18 PM
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1. Bush has gambled once too often.
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3. And one more time...
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