Crist clarifies stance on same-sex marriage

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appears to be backtracking again, this time on his position on same-sex marriage. 

In a CNN interview during the weekend, Crist called marriage "a sacred institution, if you will. But I do believe in tolerance. I'm a live-and-let-live kind of guy, and while I feel that way about marriage, I think if partners want to have the opportunity to live together, I don't have a problem with that."

After the interview aired, Crist's campaign issued a statement reiterating that he doesn't back a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. 

The latest clarification from the independent Senate candidate comes after last week's flap over his stance on the recently enacted healthcare law, which was attacked by Crist's opponents, Republican Marco Rubio and Rep. Kendrick Meek (D). 

CNN has the full transcript of Crist's interview here.