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McCain backs California gay marriage ban

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The sponsors of a ballot initiative that seeks to ban same-sex marriage in California say Republican presidential candidate John McCain has endorsed the measure.

The ProtectMarriage.com campaign says it received an e-mail from McCain Thursday in which the Arizona senator expressed his support for the group's efforts "to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman."

McCain has previously said that while he does not back banning same-sex marriage at the federal level, he thinks it is appropriate for states to do so.

In 2006, he came out in favor of a ballot measure, ultimately rejected by voters in his home state, that would have banned gay marriage and prohibited granting any spousal rights to unmarried couples in Arizona.


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