"Face the Nation" transcript May 13: Same-sex marriage, bomb plot leak, Mother's Day panel
(CBS News) Below is a rush transcript of "Face the Nation" on May 13, 2012, hosted by CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer. How will the President's same-sex marriage announcement play in Campaign 2012? Guests include Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., Ted Olson, Tony Perkins, Clay Aiken, Evan Wolfson and Mark McKinnon. Then, the latest on the terrorist bomb plot with Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; and a Mother's Day panel with Anita Dunn, Bay Buchanan, Melinda Henneberger and Norah O'Donnell.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Today on FACE THE NATION, it was the statement that launched a thousand reactions.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Many hailed it as historic, but not everyone. Republican Senator Rand Paul.
SENATOR RAND PAUL: He said that his views were evolving on marriage and call me cynical, but I-- I wasn't sure that his views on marriage could get any gayer.
BOB SCHIEFFER: So what is the political fallout? Mitt Romney said flatly this is one place to draw the line.
MITT ROMNEY: Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.
BOB SCHIEFFER: It is an issue that cuts across party, geographic and ethnic lines, and we'll hear from all sides. Ted Olson, the former Bush administration solicitor general; Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; former Bush political advisor and Newsweek contributor Mark McKinnon; Evan Wolfson who heads Freedom to Marry; and American Idol singer and activist, Clay Aiken, all join us today.
On page two, we'll get the latest on the capture of a terrorist bomb by the double agent.
And this weekend's drone strikes in Yemen from House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers.
And on this Mother's Day, we'll round it out with analysis on all of the above from Republican strategist, Bay Buchanan; former Obama communications director Anita Dunn; Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post; and our own Norah O'Donnell.
This is FACE THE NATION.
ANNOUNCER: From CBS News in Washington FACE THE NATION with Bob Schieffer.
BOB SCHIEFFER: And good morning, again, and welcome to FACE THE NATION on this Mother's Day. We're going to hear many voices on this issue of gay marriage, same-sex marriage, this morning. But we're going to begin with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who's in Richmond, Massachusetts, and former Bush administration solicitor general, Ted Olson who joins us from Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. Gentlemen, a Gallup poll out Friday shows that sixty percent of Americans say the President's support for same-sex marriage will have no impact on whether or not they will vote for him, versus twenty-six percent who say it will make them less likely to vote for him, and thirteen percent who say they are more likely to vote for him because of this announcement.
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