In an interview with The Courier-Journal, Stein said she's proud of her views on gay rights, which she described as a civil-rights matter, and on abortion access, where she said the true "conservative" position opposes "government invading the bodies of women."Then this:
She said the [Family Foundation's] influence with some lawmakers is waning, after it insisted on placing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the November 2004 ballot, in which House Democrats lost seven seats....I believe that we're beginning to recognize that they have led us down the wrong path on several occasions," Stein said.
So this candidate for one of the most powerful committees in the House is saying that the Marriage Amendment to the KY Constitution, which more Kentuckians voted "Yes" on than voted "Yes" and "No" on any previous amendment, was not a good idea?
Hand it to her, she's being candid, but I can't imagine that legislative leaders who obviously want to put her at the post (largely because they want to put a woman in a prominent committee position) don't have their heads in their hands right now wondering what they've gotten themselves into.