Skip to comments.Mitt Romney, the godfather of gay marriage
Posted on 05/20/2014 12:59:43 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator
The press has been in a reminiscent and celebratory mood this past week, as America reached the 10th anniversary of homosexual marriage.
What is little discussed is that the first same-sex wedding license was issued only because Republican governor Mitt Romney broke the law. And he not only broke the law, he ordered every city and county clerk to break the law, too, or get fired.
It is no exaggeration to say that America has same-sex marriage because of Mitt Romney.
As the media has endlessly reminded us this past week, the first domino to fall in the crusade to give marital recognition to non-normative sexual unions fell in Massachusetts, and it fell because then-governor Romney pushed it over.
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Homosexuality can not remain legal. If it is not criminalized like the public health issue it is, and we continue to ignore it as a public health issue, then the courts will quickly establish gay marriage legality, as we have seen in Oregon. There is a reason that Hollywood glorifies it alongside drug usage, rap music, and video games; it is a form of decadence.
“Homosexuality can not remain legal. If it is not criminalized like the public health issue it is, and we continue to ignore it as a public health issue, then the courts will quickly establish gay marriage legality, as we have seen in Oregon.”
Homosexuality will never again be illegal. A slim majority of the nation supports homosexual marriage, and of those that don’t virtually nobody would support jailing homosexuals. Not even Russia does that, it will never happen here.
Beyond the practical considerations, I don’t think it is the business of government to nose around peoples bedrooms. We do not need another government agency to monitor how people screw. I can think of no nation that jails homosexuals that cannot be safely described as a third world tyrannical hell hole. I do not want to live in a nation with the moral values of Canada, but I will take Canada over Iran or Zimbabwe.
The homosexual agenda needs to be opposed by calling the people to repentance, the churches to renewal, and the nation to revival. This problem cannot be solved by any law or politician.
Its one thing to say government should not interfere with bedroom activity, its another to get government to force everyone to accept same sex marriage and punish anyone who disagree
“Its one thing to say government should not interfere with bedroom activity, its another to get government to force everyone to accept same sex marriage and punish anyone who disagree”
Indeed, I would like to live in a free nation that follows the middle ground without coercion of Christians or homosexuals.
I hear over and over how politicians are supposed to listen to the people and enact their will.
Romney was merely following the wishes of the people of Massachusetts.
This issue has been discussed ad nauseum here on FR. Some FReepers need a Judas goat for all the troubles with the GOP. I pick GW Bush. He, more than Romney, led us to Obama and what we have now.
Should read: This issue has been discussed ad nauseum here on FR. Some FReepers need a Judas goat for all the troubles with the GOP.
I pick GW Bush. He, more than Romney, led us to Obama and what we have now. However, in the case of Bush - it's true. He DID lead us to Obama.
Happy Anniversary, Willard !!!!
There must be a fudge packer in Romney’s closet.Or perhaps his wife has carpenter friends in the tongue and groove lumber set like the Cheney family.
I guess Dewey was as bad as HST, Nixon as bad as JFK, Ford as bad as GA Jimmuh, etc.
I just can’t believe how wide spread gay marriage has become in such a short time. 17 states now allow gay marriage and many more about to start. Soon we are going to be overwhelmed by it....or are we already? Yes!
Progressivist balderdash, this idea that it will "never again" be illegal.
Let me walk you through a bit of history. It has been legal, or at least tolerated, in many cultures throughout human history. The emperor Nero--then the most powerful man in the world--married a man...twice. Huge public ceremonies. Remember what happened to him, and his empire?
If the proponents of this obscenity couldn't pull it off in the full summer of a thoroughly pagan empire, when Christianity was nascent and its practitioners were being lit up like torches and fed to the lions, then how are they going to pull it off today?
Of course criminalizing it is not very likely in today's climate. But today's climate is not long for this earth, and when we drink our fill of this poison, there will be a backlash, and it may well be quite severe.
Refrain from using the word "never" in this context--you are just cementing progressives in their own fatuous self-delusion.
No. Romney did what he wanted AGAINST the people
and Constitution of Mass.
Because HE is a selfserving carpetbagger from
a polygamy family who demanded to expand polygamy
to the USA.
"While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state his campaign now saying he took "every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage" several constitutional experts say that just isn't so.
"What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority," Herb Titus said of the governor's actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. "He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn't even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything."
Titus, a Harvard law graduate, was founding dean of Pat Robertson's Regent University Law School. He also worked with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, ...
Romney's aides have told WND that after four of the seven court members reinterpreted the definition of marriage, he believed he had no choice but to direct clerks and others to change state marriage forms and begin registering same-sex couples.
Some opponents contend that with those actions, Romney did no more or less than create the first homosexual marriages recognized in the nation. And Titus agrees."
"....But the court's decision conflicts with the constitutional philosophy of three co-equal branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial, Titus said. It also violates with the Massachusetts Constitution, which states: "The power of suspending the laws, or (suspending) the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature..."
And it cannot even be derived from the opinion itself, asserts the pro-family activist group Mass Resistance, which says the decision did four things:
* First, it acknowledged that the current law does not permit same-sex marriage.
"The only reasonable explanation is that the Legislature did not intend that same-sex couples be licensed to marry. We conclude, as did the judge, that G.L. c. 207 may not be construed to permit same-sex couples to marry."
* Second, it said it is NOT striking down the marriage laws (among other things, the Massachusetts Constitution forbids a court to change laws)
"Here, no one argues that striking down the marriage laws is an appropriate form of relief."
* Third, it declared that not allowing same-sex marriages is a violation of the Massachusetts Constitution.
"We declare that barring an individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts Constitution."
* And fourth, given that the court is not changing any laws, the SJC gave the Legislature 180 days to "take such action as it may deem appropriate."
"We vacate the summary judgment for the department. We remand this case to the Superior Court for entry of judgment consistent with this opinion. Entry of judgment shall be stayed for 180 days to permit the Legislature to take such action as it may deem appropriate in light of this opinion."
After the Legislature did nothing during the 180 days, Romney then took action "on his own," the group said.
"Gov. Romney's legal counsel issued a directive to the Justices of the Peace that they must perform same-sex marriages when requested or 'face personal liability' or be fired," the group said."
You’ve tipped your hand.
I think it’s a rule, you arent supposed to criticize Romney because he’s the only one who beat obama
I used to post this here in 2012.
Ahhh, another sodomite bashing God’s values & morals that America was founded on and prospered....until sodomites like you began their attacks.
The states were forced by judges for the most part, voters almost always reject it - even California