Rudy OK with Pro-Gay Marriage Tag

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Rudy Giuliani's attempts to have it both ways on gay marriage are starting to confuse people.

Time's current cover story features a chart on the five major Republican presidential candidates (Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich) identifying their weaknesses on a host of family-values issues. According to the chart, Giuliani is the only one of the five who does not oppose gay marriage.

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The problem is Giuliani has said repeatedly that he does oppose gay marriage. He does, however, support gay civil unions, a nuanced position that strikes many hard-line social conservatives as an unacceptable fudge.

Chart scan after the jump



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