Tony Snow: How Do You Define Civil Rights?

Tony was asked about Bush's speech on the Marriage Amendment today and got into a little trouble. A man such as the White House Press Secretary shoul

Tony was asked about Bush's speech on the Marriage Amendment today and got into a little trouble. A man such as the White House Press Secretary should know something about civil rights one would imagine.
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Raw Story: Tony Snow signaled that Bush considers an amendment barring same-sex marriage a "civil rights" matter, then stumbled when asked to define civil rights...

Q You mentioned civil rights. Are you comparing this to various civil rights measures which have come to the Congress over the years?

MR. SNOW: Not -- well, these -- it --

Q Is this a civil right?

MR. SNOW: Marriage? It actually -- what we're really talking about here is an attempt to try to maintain the traditional meaning of an institution that has maintained one meeting for -- meaning for a period of centuries. And furthermore --

Q And you would equate that with civil rights?

MR. SNOW: No, I'm just saying that I think -- well, I don't know. How do you define civil rights?

Q It's not up to me. Up to you.

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