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.

If the election were today ...

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You coloreds & colored loving Liberal whites are so predictable! KKK-Always the KKK when someone disagrees with you! Here's what you need to swallow! The days of the attention you get with your "YOUR A RACIST" are going away! Even the SELF SUFFICENT BLACKS" know that this is nothing more than a self justification way of not coming to terms with your self inflicted failures. Seriously- enjoy it while it lasts because this " MINDSET" is about to bite you people in your ASS! We will vote in politicians that will cut spending! That means we want spending that takes care of your Racist Ass to go away! The pendulum will swing! You Betcha we are tired of this shit! Hold on to your ass cause it's coming!


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I smelt your stinch earlier. Still Trolling the halls. You realize your boy Obama has seen his better days. Seriously- what the fuck were you thinking voting for him. I'm guessing Tyrone treatened to Cut you off if you didn't-after all/ Tyrone can't vote- Felony! You really need to find a real man. I can't help you- my standards won't let me. What a mess you have made and it will last ever after -the Trainwreck life of Julie the puppet master.


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*


Your article is incomplete. When Mittens ran against Ted Kennedy he told Log Cabin members on Oct 6 1994 that "we must make EQUALITY for gays and lesbians a full priority". This was in response to questions on marriage equality!!!! But then this year he signed NOM which would take gay equality rights back 4 years. He has pledged the homophobes that he will push a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman and will defend DOMA in court. He also said on Fox that gays should be able to have kids but in Feb 2005 he said in South Carolina that we shouldnt be allowed to adopt. If you are concerned for our rights please google Romney & NOM. Make your vote on fact not on the propaganda of bigots.


@ Portland- if you live long enough you also will turn old. Yes bitch- I am from the South- The land that supplies you broke back mountain bitches power because you can't support yourself. Your mother told me you weren't going to amount to shit! That's why I never Layed claim to you. I am proud to say that the Southern youth are understanding how this shit for brains president of yours is as useless as Catshit- kind of like you. Once again the elders will go behind the youth and clean up the mess you made. In the meantime- get back to working your corner " Huckleberry" and bring me my money- BITCH!


One good thing about Romney...his view on gay marriage isn't "politically timed" or to rally his base or an attempt to extract campaign money. It's just his view. Thus, it's so sincere. Obama is the "King of Pandering"! Despite the fact he's come out pro-gay marriage it really doesn't advance the gay initiative to get the marriage laws on the books. Obama still's up to the States. Also, there's an executive order that gays want Obama to sign to give them more rights as Federal workers which he has refused to sign. No sign that the President's going to do it now either. It's just a "wink and a grin" with the President regarding gays...why can't they see that?!?


And, hilariously, there are Gay Republicans.

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