Monday, February 27, 2012

Mitt Romney Once Supported Gay Adoption

In 2007, Mitt Romney supported same-sex couples adopting. This was before Romney pandered to the Christian Right ran for president.

Romney is now portraying himself as a culture warrior.

The values that Mitt Romney learned in his home have enriched his life immeasurably. With his parents’ example before him, he married, had five sons, and now basks in the joy of sixteen grandchildren.

Marriage is more than a personally rewarding social custom. It is also critical for the well-being of a civilization. That is why it is so important to preserve traditional marriage – the joining together of one man and one woman. As president, Mitt will not only appoint an Attorney General who will defend the Defense of Marriage Act – a bipartisan law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton – but he will also champion a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Romney brags about being less government. A Romney campaign web site claims that the governor wanted to penalize the Department of Social Services for awarding a same-sex couple "parents of the year."

Some have criticized Romney for not taking action against the state Department of Social Services when they named a same-sex couple as "parents of the year" in 2006(32). However, after the court legalized gay marriage, the same anti-discrimination laws(30) which prevented Romney from protecting Catholic Charities also prevented Romney from penalizing the employees who were involved in determining the "parents of the year," or from ordering them to only consider opposite-sex candidates.

The once tolerant Romney is campaigning on xenophobia. Romney should be so proud of himself.

Hat tip to GottaLaff.

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