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Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage
ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 05/09/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Mitt Romney reaffirmed his view that marriage is between "a man and a woman," offering a sharp contrast to President Obama who announced earlier today that he now backs the right of gay couples to marry.

Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Oklahoma City, Romney said his position on same sex marriage is unchanged despite Obama's shift on the issue.

"I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said. "I have the same view I've had since, well, running for office."

Romney's comments come just hours after Obama told ABC News he now backs the right of same sex couples to marry. At a campaign event in Colorado earlier Wednesday, Romney had declined to comment on the president's shift when questioned about the news by reporters.

"Not on the rope line," he told Politico's Reid Epstein.

Romney did address the topic of same sex marriage in a local television interview earlier Wednesday. Asked by Fox affiliate KDVR-TV about a bill that would have allowed civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado, Romney reiterated his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.

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

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; mittromney; romney4nytimes; romney4nytimesagenda; romneymarriage; romneyvsclerks; willard
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Gotta love the equivocation, eh.
1 posted on 05/09/2012 3:01:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Funny thing is that Obama’s probably against it while Romney’s really for it.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Yup. The pander bears are out of hibernation.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Unreal.

He reaffirms he is strongly behind marriage and then says he favors domestic partnerships, which is marriage in all but name.

Mitt Romney’s only argument to get conservative votes is that Obama is too far to the left, and keeps moving farther and farther left, like Obama did today on his marriage flip-flop.

I do not know if I can vote for Romney in November or if leave my ballot blank at the top. Both candidates are trying hard not to win my vote.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 3:05:52 PM PDT by LovedSinner
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To: Olog-hai

So Romney when you where governor and the whole issue came up...I guess I just imaged it, never mind.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 3:07:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Olog-hai

Mittens reminds me of the governor of Texas in the movie “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” . . . “do a little side step”. I think it was Charles Durning that played him. In every movie I ever saw him, he was great.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 3:07:46 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Cementjungle

Actually, Oboy was for in 1996 and then against it and now he’s for it again. Pretty much the same of Romney. A race of two flip floppers to see who can flop the most. It’s like throwing a couple of fish on the deck of a boat.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 3:08:48 PM PDT by BlueLandRed
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To: Olog-hai

8 posted on 05/09/2012 3:09:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Olog-hai

As long as Romney sticks to the “STATE’S RIGHTs” mantra on this, he’s ok...


9 posted on 05/09/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Olog-hai

10 posted on 05/09/2012 3:14:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Olog-hai

This is the liberals’ version of distraction by social issues. As long as they can draw Romney into some inane argument about who’s nicer to gays, Obama doesn’t have to talk about the economy.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 3:15:46 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

Question is did Romney ‘devolve’ back to this position?
Or will he ‘revolve’ if elected in Nov.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 3:15:54 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Cementjungle
Funny thing is that Obama’s probably against it while Romney’s really for it.

Obama was for it before he was against it. He was for it when he ran for state senate, then against it when he ran for US Senate, then sort for it in 2007, then against it in 2008. Bit the truth is he was always for it.

As for Myth, the man is a chameleon. Dump him in a box of Democrats, he turns blue. Dump him in a box of Republicans he turns red. Just because he was in a blue box first doesn't mean that's what he "really" believes. I don' know if he really believes in anything.

13 posted on 05/09/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Olog-hai
Gotta love the equivocation, eh.

That's not fair. Ask him tomorrow, maybe he'll re-equivocate.

Here's a pic of Mitt kissing another dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9j8JJ3-9LM

14 posted on 05/09/2012 3:17:34 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: Hugin

Obama says whatever gets him votes, nothing more, he’s getting on the same-sex marriage issue to hopefully try sex-baiting Romney to argue with him on that issue, whether or not Romney does is entirely up to him. Obama’s desperate, and he is showing it.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 3:28:11 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone who has been paying attention KNOWS that MR is pro-homosexual marriage. I’ve already seen people of FB post that they don’t mind if he gets the presidency because they know he will support homosexual marriage (and obamaromneycare).


16 posted on 05/09/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Olog-hai

“Hello” he lied.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 3:57:38 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Argus

Protecting marriage is extremely important to conservatives.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 4:09:56 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Olog-hai

“I’m against gay marriage. It’s too bad my judicial picks aren’t.” - Mitt Romney


19 posted on 05/09/2012 4:10:53 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Sirius Lee

Imagine that, a noob attacking Romney. Too hot in the White House basement?


20 posted on 05/09/2012 4:15:01 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Reddy

Who has said that? You’re a liar.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 4:17:13 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: LovedSinner
"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,"

Yeah, he's pandering, but least he is saying the right things.

22 posted on 05/09/2012 4:27:04 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Olog-hai

“I have the same view I’ve had since, well, which state am I in today?.”


23 posted on 05/09/2012 4:35:51 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Olog-hai

Romney is channelling Flippity-floppity Kerry.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 4:40:36 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Sirius Lee; Deb

Don’t be cowed by a Romney devotee.

Both of you can head over to this thread.

“Mitt Romney, Conservative Cultural Icon”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881858/posts


25 posted on 05/09/2012 4:40:51 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Olog-hai

“I have the same view I’ve had since, well, running for office.”


26 posted on 05/09/2012 4:43:03 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
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To: Deb

Are you serious?


27 posted on 05/09/2012 4:44:53 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

Seen?

Can you, or anyone link to such?

Anyone?


28 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:16 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on 2012 pick.)
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To: Olog-hai

What a liar.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881753/posts

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


29 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:24 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: icwhatudo

Yeah, he’s pandering, but least he is saying the right things.


big deal. lipstick on a pig.

what does this pigs record say he’ll do???

Obama’s twin.


30 posted on 05/09/2012 4:46:29 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: ansel12
Protecting marriage is extremely important to conservatives.

Destroying marriage is extremely important to utopian collectivists, otherwise known as Obama's base. He's shoring up that wing of his coalition here.

31 posted on 05/09/2012 4:52:51 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

I think the issue helps Republicans more than democrats.


32 posted on 05/09/2012 4:55:42 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Reddy

Name the name. Show the link.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 4:55:57 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ansel12

You’re a liar.


34 posted on 05/09/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Argus

Correct. The destruction of the family is one of the goals of the radical left. Same-sex “marriage” is one of the many tools they are using.

The family is an obstacle to socialism, and must be destroyed in order to advance the power of the state, which is the left’s god.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 5:01:07 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Deb

LOL, nasty little whack case, will you at least give us a hint as to what the lie is?


36 posted on 05/09/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: cableguymn
what does this pigs record say he’ll do???

"Romney was a leading voice against gay marriage as Massachusetts governor. The courts legalized gay marriage in the state during his tenure, but he supported a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

After gay marriage became legal, Romney sought to enforce a statute banning state officials from marrying gay couples from other states. In a speech to conservatives last winter, Romney touted that move, saying he prevented Massachusetts from becoming the "Las Vegas of gay marriage."

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“This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in US history"

-Newt Gingrich

37 posted on 05/09/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: ansel12

Even the most disgusting trolls know I’m no “Romney devotee”. Point your Obama love bomb somewhere else. Liar.


38 posted on 05/09/2012 5:18:16 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Post 20 and other posts, and the way you lash out at people in service to Romney, screams, Romney devotee.

If you aren’t, then your posting style is really strange.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: LovedSinner
I do not know if I can vote for Romney in November or if leave my ballot blank at the top.

"Impress upon children the truth that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man can be called to perform; that a man may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every elector is a trustee as well for others as himself and that every measure he supports has an important bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. " -- Daniel Webster

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

-- John Quincy Adams

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

-- Samuel Adams


40 posted on 05/09/2012 5:33:05 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period. You can't trust the man with the big red (R))
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To: Reddy

Link or your lying


41 posted on 05/09/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by fml
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To: Reddy

Didn’t Willard say he is more pro-homosexual than Ted Kennedy?


42 posted on 05/09/2012 6:39:11 PM PDT by Tau Food (I am not a Romney Republican.)
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To: Tau Food; fml

Yes he did.

“I am not unaware of my opponent’s considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.”

Yes he did.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 7:14:18 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Deb

Link to what? The myriad articles available that detail how MR has been pro-homosexual marriage? Or the link to my FB page?? Just check out my previous messages. I’ve been posting about the FB messages (regarding the fact that people have said they wouldn’t mind voting for MR because he is pro-homosexual marriage and for the individual mandate) for weeks.


44 posted on 05/10/2012 7:29:40 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: fml

see post 44


45 posted on 05/10/2012 7:30:41 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Deb

Oh, so ansel and everyone else on this thread is a liar? You need to buy another noun.


46 posted on 05/10/2012 7:32:04 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy
Not interested in your fb page

You are not aware you are lying, so I will just call you part of the rumor mill.

47 posted on 05/10/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by fml
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To: Olog-hai

Romney says one thing and does another which is his MO, SOP, par for the course typical two faced forked tongue doublespeaking flip flopping waffling etc etc.


48 posted on 05/10/2012 8:32:00 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: Reddy
Nobody cares about your page or your posts or your "messages". Where are the links to people you claim "are happy to vote for Romney so he can legalize gay marriage and obamacare"? There are no such FReepers. You're a liar.

Go back to The Daily Kos, your boss needs a "back-rub".

49 posted on 05/10/2012 9:20:02 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

You have a serious problem. I never said that any FREEPERS claim they are happy to vote for Romney so he can legalize gay marriage and obamacare. Read my post:

“Anyone who has been paying attention KNOWS that MR is pro-homosexual marriage. I’ve already seen people of FB post that they don’t mind if he gets the presidency because they know he will support homosexual marriage (and obamaromneycare).”

FB stands for Facebook.

You are obnoxious and rude. Go back to public skool and learn how to read.

Call me a liar one more time, and I will report you to the mods.


50 posted on 05/10/2012 11:09:48 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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