Yes, Mitt Romney Does Not Support Not Supporting A Ban On Gay Marriage

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.”