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.”


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  • marc sfe

    Ladies and gentlemen…if this lunatic IS elected to the office or President, we will have the biggest fight of our lives on our hands. Interesting that Willlard thinks he can do all of this – – particularly if the Senate remains in Dem control and the Dems have more seats in the Congress. However, make no mistake, his goal is that of the mormon church, to make a religious government, plain and simple. He believes he is the anointed one — – scary shit indeed!

  • bystander

    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.

  • hf2hvit

    @bystander: What are you? A shill for FOX news? Did you forget the 25 MILLION DOLLARS that the mormon church spent to PASS PROP in California?!?!?

  • hf2hvit

    @hf2hvit: PROP 8

  • Cam


    Saying that he supports a federal amendment opposting gay marriage as well as his comments that he would not have signed the repeal of DADT and Paul Ryan going before an anti-gay group saying they would fight agatins gay rights is not being “Ambiguous”. It is being very clear.

    The fact that you are trying to hide this proves the point I constantly make on here. That the gay GOP groups are NOT interested in gay rights, they are groups designed to shill for the GOP and cover up their bigotry to try to give the GOP cover in the media and to try to fool gays into supporting them as an added bonus.

    If you have to lie to make your point that says it all.

  • the other Greg

    @bystander: “Romney’s ambiguous on social issues because his focus is economic and fiscal issues.”

    The only “solution” he’s suggested for economic and fiscal issues is to stop government funding for Big Bird. Who knew that PBS has a $5 trillion budget? That’ll solve the whole problem! Then we can cut taxes for the rich, double the Navy and start a war with Iran, and have plenty of time to focus on the social issues he doesn’t care about (yeah right).

    It’s a good thing you’re a “bystander”: please continue not getting involved!

  • Lefty

    Mutt’s ambiguous on everything.

  • Aidan8

    @bystander: Say what you want about Romney… but you really think Obama is a “lunatic?” Do you understand the definition of that word? Or are you just hyperbolic by nature?

  • Aidan8

    @marc sfe: Wow, that is a creepy video. I amazes me that people can believe that shit. Then again, most religions have their creepy silliness.

  • Ken

    Let us flash forward to the alternate reality in which there is an amendment to the Constitution that singles out gays and denies them the right to marry.

    An evil dictator takes over, oh, say, the nation of Outer Petunia. Outer Petunia has a vicious anti-gay policy, but like all dictators, this one thinks his people are free and equal.

    At the United Nations, the US Secretary of State rises to deliver a rousing and passionate speech condemning Outer Petunia’s suppression of human rights.

    Outer Petunia’s Minister of the Exterior rises and says, “In your country, you have two classes of citizens. it’s right there in your constitution. In my country, all citizens are equal before the law.” The representatives of countries such as Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, Argentina, and Uganda, which by this point permits gay marriage, know that Outer Petunia is no paragon of freedom, but its Minister of the Exterior has a point. The US Secretary of States sits back down in embarrassment.

    The Federal Anti-Marriage Amendment is designed to harm gay people, but it will have a broader effect than that. It will cost the United States a lot in international prestige. Everyone will see us as the land of the sometimes free and the mostly brave, with liberty and justice to the people we approve of by majority vote.

  • doug105

    Taken from

    Gay Republicans get all upset when gay Democrats look on them with scorn and label them as psychologically damaged. And then people like Mitt Romney propose something as vile as codifying discrimination against gays and lesbians in the US Constitution, in the year 2012, and you have to ask yourself, what kind of self-respecting gay person would help to elect someone who thinks so little of their own humanity?

    Perhaps the reason we keep labeling gay Republicans self-loathing is because there’s no other explanation for why a group of people would support those who wish them harm. It’s like political S&M, without the safe word

  • Niall

    Well let’s all hope that he never even gets the chance to do that then

  • Cee

    @hf2hvit: Not only that, but they’re a racist organization. He was asked in an interview if he felt it was wrong that the organization at one time discriminated against black people and Romney could not answer the question!! It’s a simple question really. Is discrimination wrong? I don’t understand why he was not able to answer the question. How can I give someone who can’t answer that question my vote?

  • AxelDC

    President Obama endorses gay marriage; Romney’s only consistent stance is opposing gay rights. So the obvious thing for Log Cabin to do is vote against the most gay-friendly President in US history.

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