Even before the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage, Tennessee's U.S. Senate candidates were brawling over who was more steadfast in defending the sacred institution against the homosexual onslaught. Now the competition has intensified. Yesterday Harold E. Ford, the Democrat, responded to a Republican National Committee ad that accused him of supporting gay marriage with a spot slamming the RNC's "despicable, rotten lies." Ford says he will vote for the gay marriage ban that's on Tennessee's ballot next month. His opponent, Bob Corker, does him one better by saying he already voted for it, presumably via absentee ballot. Ford, whose morality has already been questioned, can't afford to back down from this fight. He should say he plans to vote for the ban twice.
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