Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has
reversed course on a federal amendment which would exclude gay
couples from marriage by defining the institution as between a man
and a woman.
Fiorina, a candidate for the 2016 GOP
presidential nomination, said in a 2010 Christian Coalition candidate
survey that she would support such an amendment.
“I think the Supreme Court ruling
will become the law of the land and however much I may agree or
disagree with it, I wouldn't support an amendment to reverse it,”
she said, referring to an upcoming Supreme Court decision in a case
challenging gay marriage bans in four states.
Fiorina went on to suggest that LGBT
rights threaten “religious liberty.”
“I very much hope that we will come
to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision and
at the same time support people's right to hold religious views and
protect their right to exercise those views,” she
During her 2010 Senate campaign,
Fiorina defended California's marriage ban, Proposition 8, saying it
was “not appropriate” for a judge to overrule the will of
California voters who approved the measure in 2008. Proposition 8
was struck down in 2013.