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List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts ^

Posted on 05/09/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

-Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions

(from the Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh at

The following attorneys, law professors and other holders of advanced degrees in law or constitutional theory are among the many who state here (or have previously stated in their own words) that Romney's claim that judges somehow changed Massachusetts' marriage laws and he was "forced" or had legal authority to bypass the Legislature and violate the marriage statutes with his orders imposing homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts, is legally absurd and false.*

Most have also stated that -- based on his record -- Mitt Romney is neither "pro-life," nor a defender of parents' rights, children's rights, freedom of religion or constitutional boundaries, and is unfit for public office. (Of these roughly half are from Massachusetts, and more familiar with the unique state Constitution and Romney's record.)

Attorney, Law Professors, Legal Experts exposing Romney’s same-sex marriage scandal:

Judge Ned Kirby (ret.), also former Assistant Minority Leader, Massachusetts Senate
Atty. Edgar Kelley, former Assistant United States Attorney, Massachusetts District
Professor Hadley Arkes, professor of jurisprudence, Amherst College (Massachusetts)
Professor Herbert Titus, former Dean, Regent U. College of Law, College of Government, Co-Founder, American Center for Law and Government
Professor Scott Fitzgibbon, professor of law, Boston College Law School (Massachusetts)*
Professor Hugh Hewitt, Chapman University***
Professor Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School, U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican**
Justice Joseph Nolan, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (retired)**
Atty. Phyllis Schlafly, President, Eagle Forum
Dr. Scott Lively, attorney, Defend the Family International (Massachusetts)
Atty. Gary Kreep, president, United States Justice Foundation
Atty. Thomas Glessner, President, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates
Atty. Jan M. LaRue, former Chief legal counsel of Concerned Women for America (CWA), currently affiliated with Brent Bozelle's Media Research Center
Dr. Alan Keyes, (Ph.D, Harvard, constitutional theory), Reagan appointee as Ambassador to United Nations' Economic and Social Council and an Assistant Secretary of State
Atty. J. Edward Pawlick, founder, Lawyer's Weekly newspapers
Atty. 'Robert Paine,' author: "The Governor's New Clothes: How Mitt Romney Brought Same-Sex 'Marriage' To America", veteran attorney (pen name)
Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman, Christian Film and Television Commission (Juris Doctor, New York Univ. School of Law, former editor: NY Law School Newspaper)
Atty. Larry Cirignano, former Executive Director, Catholic Vote (Massachusetts)
Atty. Owen O'Malley, (Massachusetts)
Atty. Chester Darling, (Massachusetts) former president, Citizens for Preservation of Constitutional Rights, won a rare unanimous decision before the U.S. Supreme Court)
Atty. Mat Staver, President, Liberty Counsel, Dean, Liberty U. School of Law
Atty. Matt Barber, formerly at Concerned Women for America (CWA), currently with The Liberty Counsel

(Charles E. Rice, Professor Emeritus of Law, Notre Dame Law School signed a public statement calling Romney "dishonest" for claiming to have rediscovered his "pro-life" convictions and then signing in a Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton-approved "major expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion" at $50 per abortion).

The following public figures are among the many who state here (or have previously stated) that Romney's claim that he was somehow "forced" and had legal authority to bypass the Legislature, violate the marriage laws and give unconstitutional orders imposing homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts, is constitutionally absurd and false -- and that based on his actions as governor, Mitt Romney is unfit for public office.

Leading Public Figures exposing Romney’s same-sex marriage scandal:

Joseph Farah, Founder, WorldNetDaily, (the leading independent news source in America)
Paul Weyrich, Free Congress Foundation ("a founder of the Reagan Revolution and the modern conservative movement")
Pat Buchanan, former White House staff, Nixon administration, author/columnist, former presidential candidate
Dr. William Greene, President,
Steve Deace, talk radio host, WHO Radio - Iowa, author: "Without a Vision the People Perish"
Gregg Jackson, Talk radio host, KDAR Radio - Los Angeles, author: "Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies"
Dr. Earle Fox, veteran political and social activist, author, Oxford-trained philosopher, President, Road to Emmaus School of Judeo-Christian Apologetics
John Haskins, editor, The Underground Journal ( writer, activist/strategist (Massachusetts)
Phil Lawler, editor, Catholic World News, author (Massachusetts)
Paul Likoudis, editor, The Wanderer - a national Catholic newspaper
Phillip Magnan, President, Biblical Family Advocates
Dr. Randy Brinson, Chair, Redeem the Vote
Rev. William Keller, TV host, founder
Ryan Sorba, Chairman, Young Conservatives of California, author
Randy Thomasson, Campaign for Children and Families
Stephen Strang, author, national columnist, CEO, Strang Communications
Don Feder, author, syndicated conservative columnist, political consultant (Massachusetts)
Sandy Rios, talk radio host, Pres., Culture Campaign, former Pres., Concerned Women for America
Deal Hudson, author, philosopher, formerly editor, Crisis magazine
Karen Testerman, Executive Director Cornerstone Policy Research
Randy Thomasson, Campaign for Children and Families (California)
Philip Zodhiates, President, Response Unlimited.
David E. Smith, Illinois Family Institute
Joe Glover, President, Family Policy Network (National)
Robert Knight, Dir., Culture & Media Institute (Media Research Center), formerly of Family Research Council, CWA, and a draftsman of federal Defense of Marriage Act
Dr. Chuck Baldwin, radio host, columnist, presidential nominee, Constitution Party, 2008, pastor
David Jeffers, author: "Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland," columnist
Terry Moffitt, Family Policy Network of North Carolina
Troy Newman, President Operation Rescue
Rev. Stephen Bennett, Stephen Bennett Ministries
Rev. Ted Pike, National Prayer Network
Ron Shank, Family Policy Network of Tennessee
Kevin McCoy, West Virginia Family Foundation
Matt Chancey, Family Policy Network-Alabama
Kim Lehman, Republican National Committeewoman, Iowa
De Byerly, statewide conservative activist, Iowa
Danny Eason, Family Policy Network of Texas
Stephen Cable, Center for American Cultural Renewal-Vermont
Marnie Deaton, Family Policy Network-Virginia
Dr. Paul Cameron, Family Research Institute
Micah Clark, American Family Association of Indiana
Linda Harvey, Mission America
Peter LaBarbera, President, Americans for Truth
Michael Heath, Christian Civic League of Maine
Gary Glenn, American Family Association of Michigan
Michael W. Calsetta, Former President, Conservative Democratic Alliance
Bunny S. Galladora, Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Diane Gramley, American Family Association of Pennsylvania
(Countless state-level and grassroots leaders have not been listed in the interest of brevity)

Additional Massachusetts leaders familiar with Romney's record who reject him as a fraud on defense of life, marriage, constitutions and other fundamental social and fiscal conservative issues.

Massachusetts Leaders exposing Romney’s attacks on marriage, children, and the rule of law:

C. J. Doyle, Director, Catholic Action League
John O'Gorman, Massachusetts Citizens for Life (Board of Directors)
R. T. Neary, former president, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, now director, ProLife Massachusetts
John R. Diggs, Jr., M.D., Conservative activist, national expert on the medical risks of homosexuality
Bill Cotter, president, Operation Rescue Boston
Mark Charalambous, Spokesman, The Fatherhood Coalition
Mike O'Neil, CPF/The Fatherhood Coalition
John F. Russo, Marriage & Family - Massachusetts
Rena Havens, former director of Massachusetts Mothers Against Pedophilia
Rev. Michael Carl, President, Greenwood Institute (a think tank), pastor, columnist
Carol McKinley, co-founder, Faithful Voice, veteran activist
(Many Massachusetts leaders and pastors have not been listed in the interest of brevity)

(Note: Carla Howell, President, Center for Small Government in Massachusetts, has comprehensively disproved Romney's claim that he is a fiscal "conservative" who strengthened the Massachusetts economy)

The following are among the many who have publicly called Romney "dishonest" for signing in government-subsidized $50 abortions after he claimed to have acquired "pro-life" convictions

Prominent Leaders exposing Romney’s elective abortion funding after his alleged ‘conversion’:

Charles E. Rice, Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School
Jerry Zandstra, President, Pro-Life Federation
Judie Brown, president, American Life League, Virginia
David Brownlow, executive director, Life Support, Oregon
Deborah DeBacker, 9th District GOP state committeewoman, Michigan
Mark Forton, President of Michigan Conservative Union
John Geisler, President, Michigan Republican Assembly
Tom Hoefling, chairman, America’s Independent Party
Brian Kindzia, Georgians for Life
Barbara Kralis, Catholic Activist, Texas
Mary Starrett, executive director, Oregonians for Life
Judy Zabik, board member, Genesee County Republicans, Michigan
Brian Rohrbough, president, American Right To Life.

* We [] are able to fully document the statements about Romney and his record made by all those listed above, including in many cases, private communications put in our hands by their friends and colleagues.

** Nolan and Glendon have contradicted Romney in private to multiple parties while allowing him to lie to voters about his purported legal authority and obligation to give orders establishing homosexual "marriage."

*** Hewitt, bizarrely enough, published a very forceful and sound legal argument calling on Romney to treat the Goodridge opinion as fraudulent and legally void -- which it obviously is according to both the Massachusetts Constitution and the same court's previous opinions -- but then, like Professor Glendon, Hewitt quickly found it in his financial and career interest to flip flop and join supposedly "conservative" atty. Jay Sekulow, Right to Life atty. James Bopp, Family Research Council's Tony Perkins and the Alliance Defense Fund in going with the political flow and backing Romney's lies about the judges' supposed authority to overrule the Constitution, Romney's claim that they had issued orders legalizing homosexual "marriage" and that his solemn constitutional duty was not to defend the Constitution and oppose them but instead to surrender and "obey" them.

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; marriage; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
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1 posted on 05/09/2012 11:40:43 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage
2 posted on 05/09/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SoConPubbie
not worth the pixels it takes to display it:

3 posted on 05/09/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Problem with his declaration is that his record of Progressive Liberalism and his refusal to agree to put DADT back into place coupled with his continual lying about his record means he is saying what you and others willing to believe him want him to say.

Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney.

Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children.

“Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential responsibilities.”

Barber cites two specific examples of Romney’s radical appointments.

“As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney not only failed in this regard, he appointed a number of very liberal, if not radical, ‘living, breathing’-minded judges to the bench,” Barber said.

“Two that come to mind were extreme homosexualists Marianne C. Hinkle and Stephen Abany,” he said. “They both had a long history of pro-gay activism, yet Romney didn’t hesitate to put them on the bench.”

“These are people who outrageously believe the postmodern notion that newfangled ‘gay rights’ trump our constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment rights,” he said.

Baldwin agreed, citing Romney’s statements about the two requirements he actually used when selecting judges.

“Romney did focus on two criteria: their legal experience and whether they would be tough on crime. In other words, the nominee could be a gay activist or a pro-big government, pro-quota, pro-gun control Democrat Party hack who detests every judicial principle treasured by our founding fathers,” Baldwin said. “But if he happens to be tough on crime and have prosecutorial experience, he gets past the Romney filter. Many of Romney’s nominees fit that description.”

Baldwin added that Romney did have some ideological criteria for many of his nominees:

“It was criteria commonly used by the left. For starters, his nominees were mostly pro-abortion. Indeed, while campaigning for governor in 2002, Romney told the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) that his judicial nominees would more likely protect abortion rights than would those of a Democrat Governor, according to notes from a person attending this meeting.”

Another Romney criteria, Baldwin explained, was “diversity.”

“The other criteria consistently emphasized by Gov. Romney in deciding judicial selections was ‘diversity.’ This is the silly notion that judgeships should reflect the population in terms of race and gender and even sexual orientation, regardless of a person’s judicial philosophy,” he said. “Clearly, the use of diversity quotas demonstrates Romney’s lack of a coherent conservative worldview.”

If you could actually get Romney to be honest and admit he was a Progressive Liberal as Governor of MA and that most, if not all, of his actions were not conservative in nature, and that he was wrong, then his so-called pledge might have some meaning, but as it is, given the constant lying by Romney about both his record and his policiy positions, nobody in good conscience can believe a word he has to say.
4 posted on 05/09/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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It's clear that Romeny is a staunch liberal when it comes to abortion and homo-rights. And Zero just came out in favor of fag marriage. So, this is what we need:


5 posted on 05/09/2012 12:13:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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Oops, should read:


6 posted on 05/09/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: SoConPubbie
Problem with his declaration is that his record of Progressive Liberalism and his refusal to agree to put DADT back into place coupled with his continual lying about his record means he is saying what you and others willing to believe him want him to say.

I don't believe a single thing out of Willard's mouth. Just forgot the /s I guess...
7 posted on 05/09/2012 12:17:37 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
I don't believe a single thing out of Willard's mouth. Just forgot the /s I guess...

My apologies, I should have known better.
8 posted on 05/09/2012 12:18:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Since you appear to be fond of lists, here’s a list just for you;

People who would rather see Obama win the election over Romney;

SoConPubbie (head cheerleader)
Rosie O’Donnell
Jeremiah Wright
Bill Ayers
Al Sharpton
Bill Maher

Keep it up pubbie. You are so close to winning that sleep-over at the Whitehouse.

9 posted on 05/09/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by jhouston
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To: SoConPubbie
Some on here would vote for Bill Ayers if he had an "R" after his name....because you know he's not as bad as Stalin. And we could always just hold his feet to the fire.

- Now eagerly awaiting the abused spouses of the GOP to tell me how I am going to single handedly destroy the Republic by not voting for the GOPe's annointed one.

(pssst - when you reward bad behaior [voting for RINOs] you get more bad behavior)

10 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:04 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Repeat Offender; jhouston
- Now eagerly awaiting the abused spouses of the GOP to tell me how I am going to single handedly destroy the Republic by not voting for the GOPe's annointed one.

See post #9 for a variant on that type of behavior from a Mitt Romney supporter.
11 posted on 05/09/2012 1:34:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Repeat Offender

We had a weak field of candidates and the notRomney opposition never united behind a single candidate. Neither of these causes for the current situation can be blamed on the party.

And the theory that the failure of the nominee in the general election will therefore result in a more conservative nominee next time has no historical or logical basis.

Until we have stronger candidates and more unity, nothing changes and we get the same results.

Blaming the party is not a worthwhile exercise; just slightly above blaming the voters.

12 posted on 05/09/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“most electable” bump

13 posted on 05/10/2012 8:45:01 PM PDT by Dajjal ("I'm not concerned about the very poor." -- severely conservative Mitt 'Etch-A-Sketch' Rmoney)
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