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.”How any Republican could support this RINO is beyond me.
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.