Long rumored to be a homosexual, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent seeking a U.S. Senate seat,  told CNN’s Ed Henry today that he would support a federal constitutional amendment prohibiting individual states from allowing same-sex couples to marry.

“When it comes to marriage, I think it is a sacred institution, I believe it is between a man and a woman,” Crist said, “but partners living together, you know, I don’t have a problem with it.”

“It’s just how I feel,” Crist added.

UPDATE: Crist issued the following clarification tonight:

“In an interview that aired today, I was not discussing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning same-sex marriage, which I do not support, but rather reaffirming my position regarding Florida’s constitutional ban that I articulated while running for Governor. In fact, the interviewer’s question reflected just that. I am fully supportive of civil unions and will continue to be as a United States Senator, but believe marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.”

Wow, that was a quick reversal. If the rumors are true, now is the time for one of his past trysts to step forward and out this alleged hypocrite.