WASHINGTON (CNN) – During CNN’s Faith and Politics forum Monday at George Washington University, former Sen. John Edwards, D – North Carolina, told CNN that he does not believe homosexuals have the right to be married.
“No. Not personally, you’re asking me personally,” Edwards told CNN moderator Soledad O’Brien.
“There’s a difference between my belief system and what the responsibilities of the President of the United States are,” he added. “It is the reason we have separation of church and state.”
Edwards said he’s in favor of “civil unions and all the subsequent rights that go with that.” The former senator is on record as opposing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai