Reports The Huffington Post:
Hatch had said in an interview Tuesday during the RNC in Tampa, Fla., that he believes states should determine whether or not they want gay marriage and that he does not support a constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality in all states.
Bauer, president of American Values and former president of the conservative Family Research Council, responded to Hatch's turnaround in an interview on SiriusXM OutQ radio program.
“Of course as you know that’s not the goal of the gay rights movement. The goal of the gay rights movement is to take a state that has same-sex marriage and to use that state as a battering ram and a lawsuit before the Supreme Court to force every state to have same sex marriage," he said. "So I’m sorry that Orrin fell for it. But if only your side was willing to allow each state to make the decision on their own. I think Orrin Hatch may have had a bad moment or he forgets what’s happened in the last 30 years -- courts forcing radical social change on the American people.”