Does Mitt Romney Tacitly Support Gay Marriage?

Mitt Romney’s Gubernatorial career – and conservative image – pivoted on defending his state’s right to choose whether or not gays should marry. Could his recent remarks concerning federalism poke a hole through his painfully cultivated image?

As you may recall, the despicable politico fought tooth and nail to overturn Massachusetts’ gay nups. The mega-millionaire once said:

Here in Massachusetts, activist judges struck a blow to the foundation of civilization – the family… marriage is not primarily about adults; marriage is about the nurturing and development of children… Every child deserves a mother and a father.

Considering Romney’s war for his state’s rights, it should come as no surprise that the Republican presidential hopeful came out in support of strong, federalistic borders yesterday. Blasting “heavy-handed” federal politicians, Romney said,

We’ve suffered too many years of Washington politicians thinking they know the best for people of other states. I’m a governor. I come with the perspective of the states. I’m not a lifelong senator or congressman who has been imbued with the false reality that Washington knows best.

If elected president, one can assume that Romney will eschew legislation that hinders a state’s right to choose. This, of course, leaves one wondering if he’ll abandon a popular conservative position: a federal ban on gay marriage. Kevin Naff’s certainly does:

For the sake of intellectual honesty, consistency and logic, we must therefore assume the former Massachusetts governor opposes the efforts of his fellow Republicans like George W. Bush to amend the federal Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. After all, his home state legalized it. It would be wrong for those know-it-all career politicians in Washington to step in and undermine it, right Mitt?

Somehow, I suspect the ultimate flip-flopper will find a way to justify making an exception to his firm stance on the primacy of states’ rights.

We’re with you, Naff, Romney will no doubt double-speak his way out of this one. Whether voters believe him, well, that remains to be seen.