But if I understand it right there was no Supreme Court direction to Romney to do anything. What he did was illegal and morally wrong.
Then you look at his other actions and you see a pattern of supporting homosexuality.
Romney's appointments to the Mass Supreme Court were extremely liberal. I don't know if they were made before or after the Mass SC ruling, but I wouldn't be surprised if his appointments didn't contribute to that ruling.
"The Supreme Judicial Court today became the nation's first state supreme court to rule that same-sex couples have the legal right to marry.
"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," Chief Justice Margaret Marshall wrote in the 4-3 decision.
The ruling won't take effect for 180 days in order to allow the Legislature "to take such action as it may deem appropriate in light of this opinion," the court ruled in its 50-page decision. Since the SJC is the ultimate authority on the state constitution, however, the Legislature cannot overturn today's decision -- nor would the US Supreme Court agree to interpret a state's constitution."
Romney didn't make any Supreme Court appointments.
30 out of 36 appointments he made were at district & magistrate levels.
His stated criterion: "strict construction, judicial philosophy"