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To: D-fendr

Nothing was discredited, and don’t misrepresent what I said.

I didn’t say that he issued normal marriage licenses.

I said this—””he even participated, by issuing special licenses. “Boston Globe reports Romney issued special Governor’s ceremonial marriage licenses to 189 same-sex couples in 2005””
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“BOSTON – A pro-family activist says that while Mitt Romney was the Massachusetts governor, from 2004 through 2006 the contender for the GOP presidential nomination handed out more than 500 one-day certificates for individuals to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies.

Author and analyst Steve Baldwin says that the numbers are real, even though the records are scarce.

“He likely issued a similar number of the permits in both 2004 and 2006, but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage certificates are permits issued to a couple allowing them to designate anyone they choose to officiate at their wedding,” Baldwin said.

“These special one-day marriage permits are not to be confused with the thousands of regular marriage licenses granted to same-sex couples by justices of the peace and town clerks by order of Gov. Romney in the aftermath of the Goodridge same-sex marriage decision,” Baldwin said.

While the officiant permits and regular marriage licenses are separate documents and separate issues in the homosexual marriage debate, Baldwin says the number of one-day officiant permits issued by Romney shows the depth of the former governor’s true intentions.

“These special certificates demonstrate where his heart was on the same-sex marriage issue since they were purely discretionary. There was no mandate forcing Romney to issue such certificates,” Baldwin said.”


46 posted on 10/10/2012 6:11:57 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

It couldn’t be more discredited. You believe one lying “author and analyst,” versus:

Rita Covelle
President, Morality in Media Massachusetts

Gerald D. D’Avolio
Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Raymond L. Flynn
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Professor Mary Ann Glendon
Harvard Law School
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

Kristian Mineau
President, Massachusetts Family Institute

Dr. Roberto Miranda
COPAHNI Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England

James F. Morgan
Chairman, Institute for Family Development

Joseph Reilly
Former Chairman of the Board, Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Thomas A. Shields
Chairman, Coalition for Marriage and Family

You should be ashamed of promulgating such smears.


59 posted on 10/10/2012 9:18:21 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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