Ohio Governor Accidentally Supports Equal Rights for Gay People, Quickly Corrects

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TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 29: Ohio Gov. John Kasich attends the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Ohio governor John Kasich said in an interview published today that, while he prefers to reserve marriage for, you know, normal heterosexual couples, "if you want to have a civil union that's fine with me." His office later clarified that when Kasich said "civil unions," he was using the term "loosely," and he still does not actually support civil unions. In other words, it's fine with Kasich if you form a civil union as long as your civil union isn't a civil union.