I should have added Cathy Cox to this week’s loser list given the amount of outrage in the gay community over her statement about Judge Russell’s ruling.
The AJC offers us this about that constituency and how it will or will not react.
For Democratic candidates, it’s a constituency some avoid in public but court behind closed doors. They don’t wish to alienate the socially conservative majority, but don’t want to turn off a possibly core group of voters. On gay marriage, the problem for Democrats is that the ban also has strong support in parts of the black community. African-Americans make up about half the Democratic primary vote. So candidates can wind up walking a tightrope. Support for the gay marriage amendment could help some candidates, but hurt in others.
Enter the two major gubernatorial hopefuls, Cox and Taylor.
Two years ago, Cox, Georgia’s secretary of state, called the amendment “unnecessary