Well once again BR you are simply lying. Nice try Obamabot but you lose
Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts began on May 17, 2004, as a result of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that it was unconstitutional under the Massachusetts constitution to allow only heterosexual couples to marry. Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the world (after the Netherlands, Belgium, Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec) to legalize same-sex marriage. It was the first U.S. state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
There were options open to Romney after the ruling. Opponents of same sex marriage citing the States Colonial Era Constitution that gave the Governor authority over matters relating to marriage argued that the courts decision was not binding. But on March 30 2004 Romney according to his spokesman said he had not explored the Constitution section giving him power over “cause of marriage” and weather it gives him any legal power to stop same sex marriage.
Pro family leaders and conservative asked him to issue Executive Orders to block same sex marriage. There was no public comment from Romney.
April 22 2004 Rep. Goquen filed a Bill of Address for Article 8 Alliance/MassResistance to remove Chief Justice Marshall for violation of the code of Judicial conduct. Again no comment or support from Romney.
April 16 2004 Romney announced his administration is changing marriage licenses from husband/wife to party A/party B. Yet when in July 2005 when asked to change birth certificates from mother/father to parent A/parent B he said only the legislature could make those changes. On May 17 2004 Romney INSTITUTED gay marriage in Mass.