Kerryism of the Day.

The senator's caveats and curlicues.
May 26 2004 3:52 PM

Kerryism of the Day

The senator's caveats and curlicues.

What did he say?
What did he say?

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"I would never reduce the happiness of any two people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. I've been to a commitment ceremony 8."

—Portland, Ore., May 17, 2004 (when asked whether he would attend a gay wedding if invited by someone close to him)

[1] in life

[2] who find whatever way it is that makes them happy

[3] they believe

[5] and fulfills their needs

[6] and rewards them

[7] as human beings