Mitt Romney Reaffirms Opposition to Gay Marriage

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In the wake of President Obama's support for gay marriage, his all-but-certain Republican foe in the 2012 presidential election reaffirmed that he is opposed to it.

Mitt Romney said he is opposed to both civil unions and same-sex marriage, in fact. The former Massachusetts governor told Denver Fox affiliate KDVR-TV:

"Well, when these issues were raised in my state of Massachusetts, I indicated my view, which is I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name."

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"My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not," added Romney.

Obama's support came following Tuesday's passage of North Carolina Amendment One, a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships, and Vice President Joe Biden support for gay marriage.

He made the end of his "evolution" on the topic official in an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, which aired on Good Morning America today.

"Over the course of several years, I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, and I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together," he said.

"When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

As the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney supports a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, according to the National Organization for Marriage pledge he signed.

He also pledged to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court, in contrast to the Obama administration, which does not defend DOMA as it thinks the 1996 law banning federal recognition of gay marriage is unconstitutional.

After the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that gays had the right to marry in 2003, Romney initially said he would follow the ruling while seeking a constitutional amendment to overturn it.

Ultimately, he used a variety of tactics to try to block the ruling, unsuccessfully.

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Continued...@Puppet Master I only hope you come from a very large family so you don't run out of male relatives to label as "gay" to dangle in front of others to get sympathy and support for your cause! Let's see...you had a son that was gay? No, no, no..that was said only for a project's sake..a brother? Now a nephew? Before long, you'll be telling us your paper boy is gay! Ha! Give it up! You're sounding more ridiculous as time goes on!

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@Puppet Master Just thought I'd refresh your memory.... "Oh to have to relive those painful memories *Mama making you pick the switch to tan your hide on the cornor in Texas. You having to drop your draws in front of those hoes.* Now you know you had Neci on that cornor. Everyone who disagrees you send to that cornor so you can be Big Daddy Pimp. Screwing your own hoes to make you feel like the man. Your bumpkin ass wearing a ten gallon hat. *Ain't a damn thing you can do about it, ya'll live just past the crik over the holler. Inbred sleeping with dem their wetbacks. Mama's sorry, she ain't got no learnin and your grits got cold*" And then you end your comments typically with "God bless"? Please! What a hypocrit you are! I agree with Do Tell?--you lie-- and not to be trusted. You showed your true colors, hun. Yeah. We are onto you. We don't buy the the garbage you spew.

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@ Do tell? If you don't follow then my comment wasn't for you. Either way excited to see Romney. Hope we can take pics, but doubtful. Corey is one of ten asked to meet him privately. Diverse group chosen.
Mitt Romney may not support gay marriage, but is willing to give the same benefits. Marriage is a piece of paper that reaffirms a couples love. It entitles you to benefits that include tax breaks, survivor benefits, family medical coverage etc... The difference is at this point OBAMA WILL SAY ANYTHING!!! He's full of false promises and is destroying this country. He is the president of the US. His false promises will draw some into his cornor. They covered many black preachers reactions to his pro gay stance. They openly admitted they disagreed but would vote for him because of his skin color.
Everyone have a great day!!!! :-)

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GAY IS GROSS -
IT'S MY OPINION & A FACT, EVERYONE KNOWS ITS UGLY AND WRONG.

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I just wish you would pick a side and stick to it You also have told me lots of things- Which come up FALSE! ! Va? Gay nef? Puppet master? So you were the one all along with that- the julie role as you said Ohhhh I sware to god it wasn't me!!! I sware I can't turn my back on you? You cannot be trusted can you? My Hoe? Puzzle wetter? Once again you have a " Flag on the play" - don't follow you! Listen- You are stubborn enough to be a Democratic Liberal- but you don't wear it well! Raise your standards and you won't hate yourself in the morning! It's not 2 late! Ask god to forgive you for voting for Obama in 08. You will need to get in line- its long.

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Oh sweet, you got your hoe involved. So how ever did I know about VA puzzle wetter? My nephew who is openly gay is graduating from LU. I drove down. Guess what? Mitt wants to speak with him. Ha! I told you I was Republican sweetie. My kids are straight and that is why I end with God bless. He is in control no matter what the situation. I will have the pleasure of shaking our next presidents hand and speaking to him. I'm my nephews legal guardian and get to accompany him. How many people say they can speak to the next president of the United States? As always, God bless.

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A PAPER CUP? You point them out and I will put a Boot in their ass! Race Baiting? Ahhh yes! The ole race baiting tactic! What's the NAACP TAKE ON THE BLACK PANTHERS BOUNTY ON ZIMMMERMAN?

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@"me": As a black gay man let me say that is ALOT OF TWADDLE. Our civil rights leaders came out in favour of gay marriage eons ago - from Julian Bond former chair NAACP to George Forbes current chair NAACP to Rev Sharpton to the Martin Luther King family. This race baiting strategy has long been exposed amongst both blacks and gays and covered copiously on both gay and black websites. Remember Maggie Gallagher (NOM former boss) finally acknowledged this was the official homophobe strategy! Not all black people go to church and not all church people believe that homosexuality is a sin. I was raised quite happily in a mixed neighbourhood and the only time I have been physically attacked it was by 2 white teen boya who threw a paper cup at me. I still dont know if it was because of my race or my sexuality or if they were just high on something.

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Seriously? Don't you feel like you have been stood up at the Alter? Obama has taken the Black and Latino vote for granted! We all no the Blacks & Lat's don't BELEIVE in Gay Marriage! You have dropped in the pecking order- NO DOUBT! I've never seen a Administration that is shitting in their pants like this one! Puppet I know it's hard for you- really! Rebellious side took over- wanting to show the world that you were just misunderstood like " Tyrone" now all you have is me & Tyrones babies & debt! ! FYI- I was once young and disillusioned. Give it time. I'm guessing the pain lets you know you are alive? Obama is going down! You can thank me later for propping your Ass up once again! Romney wants to teach you how to Fish ( as in JOBS) Obama wants to Feed you Fish ( Being Dependant/Handicapped) @ Chely- My God- shouldn't you been in school or at least on your back earning rent money?

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That's the best ya got? Tyrone bs. The masses have weakened your ability. Ain't nuthin but a thang.

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