Keyes needs to do more research.
The SC ruled, the citizens put forward an intitiative petition to vote on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and the legislature blocked the proposed amendment from being placed on the ballot. Without the constitutional amendment, the SC ruling stands.
"Standing today with Governor Romney in support of the Protection of Marriage Amendment, which would allow the voters of the Commonwealth to determine the definition of marriage in Massachusetts, were Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap, Archdiocese of Boston; Bishop George Coleman, Diocese of Fall River; Bishop Robert McManus, Diocese of Worcester; Dr. Roberto Miranda, Chairman, VoteOnMarriage.org; Kris Mineau, President, Massachusetts Family Institute; a bi-partisan group of state legislators and other Amendment supporters from government and the private sector."
June 28, 2006 For Immediate Release VoteOnMarriage.org Eric Fehrnstrom 617-725-4025 | Office of Governor Mitt Romney
Romney could have still waited on the legislature. He didn’t have to do what he did.
And he certainly didn’t have to support the Gay Pride parade or tell the boy scouts they should put gays in leadership positions or say same sex couples should be able to adopt.
In light or Romney’s record, saying he supported a constitutional amendment is just another etch-a-sketch moment that means nothing in light of his actions.