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-- -- effort underway by dozens of prominent conservatives to throw their support behind marriage equality gay marriage.
For former governors two members of congress in the top presidential advisor all signing on to a brief that's just been sent to the US Supreme Court.
Justice the justices here same sex marriage case out of California.
Nicole Wallace is a former communications director for president George W.
Bush and a former senior advisor to senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.
Great to see here Nicole thanks for having me these are heavy hitters in the Republican Party got Meg Whitman you get Stephen Hadley was a bush national security advisor.
Ileana ros Lehtinen a Florida genes called me was a top bush DOJ official.
And you think that now people do not normally associate gay marriage as a Republican backed issue right why why did you and all -- other top Republicans sign on this.
But I think there's a belief that -- really into quiet about it that the -- conservative position is that families.
Create the most stable building blocks for neighborhoods -- societies and that and that.
Any family any two people who love each other and who are raising children.
To whom married really improve and benefit society by being able to do this up and and -- that's the more conservative view here.
The argument against it in -- -- many areas -- -- but legal Levy's they say look -- you don't change the constitution to fit sort of evolving standards in the country so.
If the founding fathers had thought you know okay.
This with the conservatives -- -- we need to protect abortion that would have been written in their right to protect gay marriage that would have been in their more explicitly he can't.
Find new rights over the course of history you're right and -- -- -- -- get out out -- you on this one but.
I think it does not my decision and I don't say do you you've -- -- that a lot of the freedoms that we now enjoy were not necessarily written now the constitution women didn't get to vote until an embarrassingly recent point in history.
But we were it we're interracial marriages were not a -- so I think.
Freedoms have taken longer sometimes to emerge from our interpretation of the constitution.
But that's not a guy that were left -- point of -- -- not left leaning I mean I think that is Ted Olson who is living breathing -- -- -- -- left Ted -- is an incredibly conservative legal scholar and there are a lot of Republican legal minds who have signed their name on this -- and I trust that their interpretation that.
Fourteen times the Supreme Court has held marriage.
As a fundamental right is the view that will prevail legally when the course and they were the ones who -- required to get involved -- at least used to be illegal for a black person a very -- person in this country mean that it took.
To get -- -- they get us past that point and the conservative principle being in the and I think what ties all the Republicans together the -- -- at the beginning of segment.
Is that is that the pursuit of freedom and and that explicit right to freedom and access to freedom isn't that constitutional document titles and by the way is the former solicitor general under President Bush he lost his way during 9/11 and is it is very you know -- -- an advocate for conservative causes and Lott Republican -- -- -- on but he's leading the charge.
And his California property case quickly let me ask you politically is that as your.
Right legal -- athletic -- politics you know do you think that this will help the Republican Party.
Win back some of the voters that they've been struggling to get I think help people see us as a party that you talk about things that are living and breathing evolving.
Our party is that and I think this process of of the evolving is an important one a healthy one and I think to see Republicans.
Debating and -- and think we're having a pretty intellectual debate about this issue it's not a an emotional are nasty while we're we're debating different theories and that I think that is very good for the party think it's good for the country to see our party.
-- our way even if it's -- -- points to some of these complicated issue it's Nicole great to see you thanks for adding your being here at the.
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