Skip to comments.Mitt Romney reaffirms opposition to gay marriage
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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Who has said that? You’re a liar.
Yeah, he's pandering, but least he is saying the right things.
“I have the same view I’ve had since, well, which state am I in today?.”
Romney is channelling Flippity-floppity Kerry.
Don’t be cowed by a Romney devotee.
Both of you can head over to this thread.
“Mitt Romney, Conservative Cultural Icon”
“I have the same view I’ve had since, well, running for office.”
Are you serious?
Can you, or anyone link to such?
What a liar.
List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts
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???
Destroying marriage is extremely important to utopian collectivists, otherwise known as Obama's base. He's shoring up that wing of his coalition here.
I think the issue helps Republicans more than democrats.
Name the name. Show the link.
You’re a liar.
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.
LOL, nasty little whack case, will you at least give us a hint as to what the lie is?
"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."
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"
Even the most disgusting trolls know I’m no “Romney devotee”. Point your Obama love bomb somewhere else. Liar.
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.
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