Candace Cameron Bure blames media for blowback over ‘traditional marriage’ remark
posted at 9:01 am on May 16, 2013 by Erika Johnsen
The First Daughter has taken her criticism of traditional marriage to a new extreme by suggesting it’s the fault of the media for having a pro-gay marriage agenda. Cameron reportedly took issue with former Gov. Terry Branstad’s description of marriage as “between a man and a woman” during a private session yesterday’s the first lady and the rest of First Daughter’s husband’s family, and took it even further in her interview on CNN’s “New Day.”
The governor, who has been in the news for the last 72 hours after her meeting with the Obamas, went on to say “It makes people uncomfortable when you have to use a word that has an implication that’s not really clear,” Cameron said. “I would like to see you use a term that is really clear like ‘traditional marriage.’”
The network anchor then played a clip of the first ladies’ comments, a snippet from Branstad’s remarks and her own response to the former Republican governor:
CAMERON: I certainly would have liked to have had the entire meeting with my husband because I wasn’t in the room with him, but I wanted to make sure the whole nation understood just how important it is to have people of the same sex as a part of this wonderful institution that is marriage. You know, I think it makes people uncomfortable when you have to use a word that has an implication that’s not really clear. I would want you to use a term that is really clear like traditional marriage.
Cameron, who was reportedly one of the last guests to meet with the Obamas yesterday and was reportedly one of the first members of the family to speak to reporters about the meeting, then added: “I think the use of the word traditional marriage is inappropriate.”
The First Daughter did not respond to a request for comment from msnbc.com.
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