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Romney: Gays Shouldn’t Get Married, But Should Adopt

Romney: Gays Shouldn’t Get Married, But Should Adopt

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has decided his best bet heading into the 2012 general election is to provide a stark contrast between himself and President Barack Obama.  If Obama is going to be for everyone having health care, Romney will be against it, despite proposing it himself while governor in Massachusetts.  If Obama believe the rich should pay more in taxes, Romney says they should pay less, because then they will have more money to spend, creating more jobs.

So it shouldn’t be surprising that now that Obama has come out unequivocally in support of allowing two partners of the same sex to legally married, Romney opposes the idea firmly.  In fact, he is so against it, he thinks it should be taken off the table as a potential fundraising issue, too.  After all, marriage is too “sensitive” an issue to turn into a money-maker.

According to The Hill, Romney stated in an interview on Fox News, “You know, I don’t think the matter of marriage is really a fundraising matter either for the president — it’s certainly not for me. I don’t know what our figures look like…I hope the issue as tender and sensitive that the marriage issue is not a source of fundraising for either of us… I know for many people the issue of marriage is going to be a defining issue and they’ll make their decision on that basis, that’s their right, but you don’t change your positions trying to win states or certain subgroups of Americans, you have the positions you have.”

But could part of Romney’s avoidance of the issue be that his own position is a little unclear?  After all, Romney believes that gay couples should be allowed to adopt, despite their inability to get married. The Washington Post reports him saying, ““[I]f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, even want to adopt a child — in my state, individuals of the same sex are able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something which people have the right to do, but to call that marriage is, in my view, a departure from the real meaning of the word.”

It’s a confusing position.  Marriage should be reserved for heterosexual couples, but anyone couple should be allowed to raise a child, regardless of their sexual orientation, even if that means the parents’ relationship isn’t legally protected?  And this is considered supporting family values?

How confusing.  No wonder he says you shouldn’t fundraise on it.

 

 

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11:21PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

I also just have to add that I LOVE that photo of him. It displays his intelligence perfectly.

11:20PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

I want Mitt Romney for president because I don't want to be able to marry the person I love and I don't want equal rights!!! Romney for Pres!!! ( Please read with complete sarcasm, if Romney becomes president I will cry)

12:38PM PDT on May 19, 2012

You are a Freakin Pig!! Shame on you!!

6:15PM PDT on May 18, 2012

What an unintelligent idiot.

4:25PM PDT on May 16, 2012

This just shows how weird Romney is, no married couple for the child they can adopt. How nutty is that? The problem is, Romney doesn't know what to say that will get him elected, so he just rattles around trying to please the most voters.

Tea Party Republicans, try to move into the twenty first century so we can move on with equality for everyone. Then maybe we can govern to improve our Country. Stop trying to take away women's rights, civil rights, and gay rights, it only divides us. If you believe in' love they neighbor' and 'do unto others' then show it.

10:14PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Having not the courage to get married as real parents (Father + Mother), why pose. Gays (Boy & Boy) why the need to adopt any child; they are already sick of spouse-ing with female, they already have anExTra boy hanging out; they don’t deserve any right to adopt any child at ALL.

7:23PM PDT on May 15, 2012

The "grits-eatin', varmint-shootin', dog on the car roof candidate may sing a killer rendition of "Who Let The Dogs Out", but bullying a school mate? Not cool.

Does Mitt Romney know who he is?

5:52PM PDT on May 15, 2012

does not make sense...rather they get married and then adopt...although if good people they can adopt.......

5:20PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Steve K, as I don't want to make this thread into a personal battle, you sent me the personal email first and I only replied to it....I've been here a long time and everyone knows I'm not a right wing nut...never have been and never will be, but I will call out one when I see it....thus my comment to Steve R. I never ever addressed you personally either here on the public thread, or personally until you sent me a personal message.and for the last time, I only replied to you.....and now, as far as I'm concerned, this case is closed.
Sorry everyone....I don't know what else to do.....

5:18PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Steve K, as I don't want to make this thread into a personal battle, you sent me the personal email first and I only replied to it....I've been here a long time and everyone knows I'm not a right wing nut...never have been and never will be, but I will call out one when I see it....thus my comment to Steve R. I never ever addressed you personally either here on the public thread, or personally until you sent me a personal message.and for the last time, I only replied to you.....and now, as far as I'm concerned, this case is closed.
Sorry everyone....I don't know what else to do.....

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