Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children. I referred to the Tenth Amendment only when speaking about these kinds of benefits – not marriage.”
— Romney campaign senior adviser Bay Buchanan, Pat’s sister, trying to do the impossible in clarifying Mitt’s position on a single issue, in this case a federal marriage amendment, via Buzzfeed. Buchanan had previously stated that Mitt supported traditional marriage but was also a “very strong advocate for the Tenth Amendment” and that it was really a “state issue.”
We already have a lunatic as President who thinks he’s the anointed one. Romney’s ambiguous on social issues because his focus is economic and fiscal issues. There are plenty of Mormons who are elected officials and there no evidence they want to turn the county into a theocracy. That’s just silly.