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Video of RNC Chairman Priebus: Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil Right

 

Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus tells Wilton Gregory on Meet the Press this weekend that redefining marriage is not a civil right.

Priebus: "I don't think it's a matter of civil rights I think it's a matter of whether or not we're going to adhere to something that is historical, and religious and legal in this country for many reasons. Marriage has to have a definition and we believe it's between a man and a woman."

At one point Priebus says he believes marriage is a decision best left to the states but after the interview he clarified and extended his support for a federal marriage amendment (as he originally did after Obama publicly changed his position on marriage while claiming it is a state-by-state issue).