America Under Gay Threat, Says Romney

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Mitt Romney’s anti-gay campaign charged into Florida yesterday.

Like so many Republicans before him, the presidential hopeful played on people’s fears to get out the vote.

America’s families and their future are under attack, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Monday. The threats: gay marriage, Internet pornography and out-of-wedlock births.

“The foundation of society, which is the family, is under stress,” Romney told an audience at Nova Southeastern University.

Most of the audience of about 300 applauded, although a significant share, perhaps half, was silent when Romney called for amending the U.S. Constitution to add a ban on same-sex marriage.

Romney said he didn’t think gays and lesbians should be subject to discrimination. The Constitution, he said, provides “equal rights for people of all races and genders whether they’re gay or straight.”

But he said marriage deserves special status. “Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.”

So straight people should have special rights even though our Constitution provides “equal rights”? Aren’t “special rights” the same argument people like Romney use against gay-inclusive hate crime laws?

Maybe all that flip-flopping fried Romney’s brain.

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