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David Blankenhorn, Institute For American Values President, Explains Gay Marriage Shift

02/28/2013 01:57 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

In a new video with Faith In America, Institute for American Values President David Blankenhorn explains his personal change of heart on gay marriage.

Last summer, Blankenhorn wrote a revelatory op-ed piece for The New York Times where he explained his newfound acceptance of marriage equality.

"I don’t believe that opposite-sex and same-sex relationships are the same, but I do believe, with growing numbers of Americans, that the time for denigrating or stigmatizing same-sex relationships is over," he wrote at the time. "Whatever one’s definition of marriage, legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples and their children is a victory for basic fairness."

In this honest and candid video, the man who served as the chief witness for marriage equality opponents in the California Prop 8 case explained his revelation even further.

"I felt that, at some level, I was pointing a finger of condemnation at other people...based on who they are," he recalls in the new clip. "From a spiritual point of view, my own spiritual life...when I felt that I was no longer doing that, I felt better."

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