SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards says her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards, would help repeal more than a thousand laws that discriminate against same-sex couples.
She spoke last night to a prominent gay rights group in San Francisco. Her speech to the Human Rights Campaign was an effort to reassure a crucial constituency with growing political clout that while her husband disagrees with her on gay marriage, he would be a champion for legislation that would protect same-sex couples from discrimination.
Elizabeth Edwards said last month she supports gay marriage. The position surprised her husband. The former North Carolina Senator opposes gay marriage but supports civil unions.
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