Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate, has reiterated his opposition to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Speaking Sunday on NBC's Meet The Press
, Cain said he does not favor such an amendment.
But Cain, whose candidacy has surged in recent weeks due largely to his 9-9-9 tax reform plan, has previously made statements that might suggest otherwise.
During a brief interview at the Iowa State Fair with CNN anchor Don Lemon, Cain sounded very much in favor of such a ban.
"Don't rewrite the Constitution, enforce the Constitution, that's what that whole movement is about," Cain said.
"Don't rewrite the Constitution? Even when it comes to gay marriage, same-sex marriage?" Lemon asked.
"Don't rewrite the Constitution," Cain insisted. "Now, there is a difference between rewriting the Constitution and adding something to the Constitution. There is a difference between that, OK?"
Two months before that exchange, Cain said during a New Hampshire debate that he does not support such an amendment.
On Sunday, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza reiterated that position.
Host David Gregory asked: "Would you seek a constitutional ban for same-sex marriage?"
"I wouldn't seek a constitutional ban for same-sex marriage, but I am pro traditional marriage," Cain said.
"But you would let the states make up their own mind as they're doing now?"
"They would make up their own minds, yes," he answered.
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