November 21, 2011
By Adam Bink
At the debate held at the First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa, the National Organization for Marriage (Inequality) president Brian Brown asked the Republican Candidates what they would do if the Supreme Court were to rule that DOMA is unconstitutional. Brown actually asked “If the Perry case or a DOMA case gets to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court were to overturn DOMA or to find a — quote — unquote — constitutional — a U.S. Constitutional right to same sex marriage, if you were president, what would you do?”
Cain then stated that “I would lead the charge to overturn the Supreme Court if they overturned DOMA. Whether that was new legislation coming out of the Congress like Rep. [Michele] Bachmann said. The United States Congress is supposed to pass laws so if they did overturn DOMA, that charge, I would lead to reverse that.”
It’s unclear if Cain meant he would (a) channel FDR and have a go at court-packing or (b) push a constitutional amendment. Either way, good luck with that, Herman.