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  Contrary to rumors, Kagan does not believe in federal marriage equality
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Last Editedkal  May 11, 2010 05:43am
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News DateTuesday, May 11, 2010 11:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionYou'd never know from reading Monday's headlines, but Obama's Supreme Court nominee does not believe in the constitutional right to marriage equality.

Yes, in spite of conservatives jeering she must be a lesbian and therefore unqualified to serve, and in spite of fanning speculation as to her sexuality even by liberal commentators, one entry in a questionnaire she took before confirmation as solicitor general reveals her position in black and white.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)'s specific question, found on page 28 of this Senate Judiciary Committee document, was:

"Given your rhetoric about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy—you called it “a profound wrong—a moral injustice of the first order”—let me ask this basic question: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage?
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Her answer couldn't have been more clear:

There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
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