Palin Likes Gay Marriage Ban After All

She breaks with McCain, trumpets federal amendment
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2008 6:05 PM CDT
Accompanied by her husband, Todd, Sarah Palin signs autographs at a minor league baseball field in Colorado Springs, Colo., Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin broke with John McCain on gay marriage today, saying she backs a federal ban after all, ABC News reports. In a 700 Club interview airing tomorrow, Palin says she has "voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans" to outlaw gay nuptials. "I wish on a federal level that that's where we would go because I don't support gay marriage."

McCain said earlier this month that wants states to rule on gay marriage. Palin said the same in her interview with Katie Couric, but at other times has reserved the right to support traditional marriage without "judging individuals." On 700 Club she finally came out: Strong families are "based on that traditional vision of marriage, so I do support that" with a federal amendment.