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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@Roo: Oh another fucking geriatric. Nah, I dont need to roll another joint, I still have the roach from earlier. LMFAO I said I was native to Portland....not that I vote in Portland. I could be right next door your Southern inbred ass. Now ran along and fuck your uncle in the outdoor latrine like the good repressed homosexual that you are. Obama is OUR president and WE will keep him in. Fucking old people!!!!!!!

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@ Chely- you are a special Ed little shit. What a idiot you are.

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@greg ur soooo funny. So its obamas fault gas is high but it wasnt bush fault becuz of one hurricane? The gulf wasnt shut dwn that long. I live in fl so i kno. Its jus like a closed mind person to have a reddy excuse for one pres and blame for another. And are u really reciting a oil ceo for facts??!!! Wow are u dumb. U keep on believing those oil tycoons maybe they will get u some beachfront property in nebraska! Ha

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@ Portland- I am sure your Liberal based " Sex slave " Capital likes to think you people will vote him in again but here in America the youth are sick of his shit. The youth are unemployed and they are not happy! So climb back in your hole roll another joint and shut the fuck up and let adults get us out of this mess once again.

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@Boogie Man: Ok, I gotta ask man. Did you just do a voodoo curse or something? Coz thats a fucking skill I want. Help deal with some fucking "born-again" pretenders.

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I dont have that many black friends but all my friends are pro-obama. Old people forget that he is OUR president. Youth voted him in and we will keep him in. Now go eat your pea soup grandma.

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jameni mbona umewacha nambari ya simu? wajijua wewe. lakini wazungu ni wajinga kweli. Boo!

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Interesting, Obama flip flops about gay marriage, and he'll let each state, make their own rules, yet he won't let each state, make their own rules, regarding, illegal aliens. Obama is an anti American, American president, set to destroy the country. He is a liar, and a phony. The ignorant blacks, will vote for him, only due to the fact, he's of mixed race. Intelligent people, of all races, will look at his awful record, and vote against him.

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thank you Bruce. Hey another thing, I like about romney. now
They are accusing him of beating up queers. Now he's got my vote for sure.

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@ Chely- Once again you have proved that you are a ignorant young fool. You think you have it all figured out. This is a calculated political move ( Gay Marriage) by Obama because he sees his time is running out. Just as the Keystone Pipeline will be another move if Obama continues to lose in the polls. Obama doesn't give a shit about gays or anyone one else that is not in his best interest. Obama is doing everything possible to put this country in total Dissary. It's morons like you that will BELEIVE anything a fast talker says in which he is full of empty promises. The states decide who can marry! Not Obama- you freaking idiot.

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