''I am. In my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that's where we would go because I don't support gay marriage. I'm not going to be out there judging individuals, sitting in a seat of judgment telling what they can and can't do, should and should not do, but I certainly can express my own opinion here and take actions that I believe would be best for traditional marriage and that's casting my votes and speaking up for traditional marriage that, that instrument that it's the foundation of our society is that strong family and that's based on that traditional definition of marriage, so I do support that.''
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin responding to a Christian Broadcasting Network / 700 Club correspondent who asked her, "On Constitutional marriage amendment , are, are you for something like that?" Sen John McCain, her presidential running mate, has said he does not support a federal ban on gay marriages, but, like Palin, does support a state constitutional ban on gay marriage that is likely to pass soon in his home base of Arizona. Some have interpreted a veto by Palin against a bill that sought to deny benetits to all gay couples in her state as a sign that she's not anti-gay afterall, but this latest statement appears to contradict that notion. This latest statement extends her earlier statement that she does wish to deny gay couples of all benefits. (CBN / 700 Club)