''I think gay marriage will obviously be an issue for any Republican next year because Republicans are either in favor of the position I'm in favor of, civil unions, or in many cases Republicans don't even favor civil unions... Marriage, I believe, both traditionally and legally, has always been between a man and a woman.... And Democrats, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, have essentially the same position I have, which is let's have civil unions but not go so far as to change the definition of marriage.''
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani trying to cling on to a political future inside the Republican party after his dismal failure as a presidential candidate this last time around. Giuliani, it is being reported, has been married three times; but his use of same-sex marriage as a wedge issue is more frustrating for some gays because he seemed, in the past, to have maintained both personal and political friendships with gay people. The alliance he draws with President Obama and Secretary Clinton on this rights issue is likely going to be heard during the 2010 campaign season by a number of conservative candidates. (NY Post)