WASHINGTON (CBS DC)-– Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says his party should change its position on gay marriage.
In a Meet The Press interview on Sunday, the senator said the Republican party’s stance may ultimately hurt GOP politics. The party currently supports a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
“What I want to do is protect the religious liberties of those who believe that opposing same sex marriage as part of their faith. So no I would not engage in the Constitutional amendment process as a party going into 2016. Accept the Court’s ruling. Fight for the religious liberties of every American,” Graham told NBC, as reported by Jezebel.
“I don’t believe there is any chance for a constitutional amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman to get a two-thirds vote in the House or the Senate and be ratified by three-fourths of the states,” Graham added.