Cory Booker Questions Trump Judicial Nominee: Do You Believe Gay Marriage Is A Sin?


Sen. Cory Booker questions Neomi Rao, President Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, about her personal beliefs on gay marriage during a confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

SEN. CORY BOOKER: Are gay relationships, in your opinion, immoral?

NEOMI RAO: Um, senator, I'm not sure the relevance of that.

BOOKER: I think it is relevant to your opinion. Do you think African American relationships are immoral? Do you think gay relationships are immoral?

RAO: No. I do not.

BOOKER: You do not.

Do you believe they are a sin?

RAO: Senator, my personal views on any of these subjects are things I would put to one side, and I would faithfully follow precedent--

BOOKER: So you're not willing to say here whether you believe it is sinful for two men to be married -- you're not willing to comment on that?

RAO: I'm sorry.

BOOKER: What, I didn't hear your response.

RAO: My response is that these personal views are ones that I would put to one side. Whatever my personal views are on the subject, I would faithfully follow the precedent of the Supreme Court.

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