Well, let me say something about the Defense of Marriage Act. I am unilaterally opposed to any civil or human right being left to states' rights. That is a dangerous precedent.How can candidates think they will succeed with fuzzed-up federalism, when the first thing many people think of when told that a matter ought to be left to the states is segregation and resistance to civil rights?
January 23, 2004
Following Edwards's garbling of the Defense of Marriage Act, Al Sharpton took the first opportunity to push back: