Tom Campbell was a Republican congressman from California from 1989 to 1993 and 1995 to 2001, the NY Times tell us, which may explain why I have never heard of him. But here he is on the op-ed page of the Sunday Times, urging Bush to back the as-yet-unoffered Hatch Amendment on gay marriage:
With two simple acts, President Bush can inoculate himself against one of the most powerful attacks likely to be made against him in the coming campaign: that he does not support Americans' right to privacy.
One act would be to make the following declaration regarding judges: "I will not appoint any person to the Supreme Court or other federal courts who intends to restrict an individual's right to privacy; and I will not demand of any nominee in advance a promise to rule in any specific way on any specific case."
The other would be to endorse the following amendment regarding gay marriage: "Nothing in this Constitution shall compel the federal government or any state to accord the status of marriage, or its benefits or obligations, to any parties other than one man and one woman."
MORE: Our last look at this had some useful links.