RNC Chair: Gay Marriage Not ‘Defining Issue’

RNC chairman Reince Priebus signaled Sunday that Republicans won’t make a big issue of same sex marriage in the 2012 election.

“I’m not sure if it’s going to be a defining issue,” he said on NBC’s Meet The Press.

Priebus added that for those following it, there’s a “clear choice” between President Obama and Mitt Romney on the matter. He called Romney “consistent” in opposition to same sex marriage.

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