Democrats Go After Scott Brown on Marriage

Posted June 27, 2011 at 6:44pm

Massachusetts Democrats are using New York’s legalization of gay marriage to say Sen. Scott Brown is out of touch with Bay State voters.

“An overwhelming majority of Massachusetts voters and the entire field of Democratic Senate candidates support marriage equality,” state party Chairman John Walsh said in a statement. “Will Scott Brown join the mainstream in the Commonwealth, or will he hold tight to his opposition to marriage equality just to keep his party’s leaders happy?”

Brown opposed gay marriage during his 2009 campaign. But a Brown spokesman told the Boston Globe that his boss’s focus is on jobs: “We’ve already had the debate on gay marriage in Massachusetts. It’s time to move on.”