Friday, April 15, 2011

Thank Mitt Romney for Gay Marriage

Everyone now knows Mitt Romney signed RomneyCare, the precursor to ObamaCare,  into law as Massachusetts Governor. Do you know he was responsible for Massachusetts becoming the first state that allowed gay marriage?
While the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declared that Massachusetts’ marriage law was unconstitutional in the summer of 2003, the Court explicitly declared that the original law, which does not authorize same-sex marriage, was left intact. “Here, no one argues that striking down the marriage laws is an appropriate form of relief.”

The court acknowledged that the original law, left intact by its ruling, banned homosexual marriages and gave the legislature 180 days to “take such action as it may deem appropriate.” The legislature did precisely nothing.

Gov. Romney, acting on his own, ordered town clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on May 17, 2004, in contravention of Massachusetts state law and under threat of termination.

Gov. Romney in essence told these town clerks that if they did not break the law, he would fire them.
How any Republican could support this RINO is beyond me.


Anonymous said...

Uh, and what's wrong with gay marriage? People who are citizens, pay taxes and are human beings should deserve the same life and liberty as anyone else. Aren't these core conservative values? Or have you become blinded by hate and fear?

Amy Contrada said...

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Mitt Romney's Deception: His Stealth Promotion of "Gay Rights" and "Gay Marriage"in Massachusetts

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