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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:03 PM

Romney tells gay vet that he may repeal same-sex marriage rights in NH

During a stop in Manchester, New Hampshire this morning Mitt Romney suggested to 63-year-old gay veteran Bob Garon that he would support the repeal of the state’s marriage equality law, despite previously claiming that marriage is the purview of the states and advocating for states rights in the tenth amendment:

Garon, who is gay and was seated with his husband, Bob Lemire, then said to Romney: “It’s good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights.”

Romney replied: “Actually, I think at the time the Constitution was written marriage was between a man and a woman and I don’t believe the Supreme Court has changed that.”

Garon, a political independent later, told reporters he was unimpressed with Romney.


http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/12/12/387403/romney-hints-support-for-overturning-new-hampshires-same-sex-marriage-law/

There's video of the exchange.

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PatSeg Dec 2011 OP
rurallib Dec 2011 #1
PatSeg Dec 2011 #2
DCKit Dec 2011 #3
PatSeg Dec 2011 #4
Drale Dec 2011 #6
Angry Dragon Dec 2011 #5

Response to PatSeg (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:07 PM

1. Marriage is in the constitution, Mitt? Where, please?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:14 PM

2. Well

He didn't actually say it was IN the constitution, just that marriage was between a man and a woman WHEN it was written. Of course we also had legal slavery WHEN the constitution was written.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:36 PM

3. They'd jump at the chance to bring that back as well...

 

but the current system works so much better.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:39 PM

4. That and child labor!

The good old days.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:59 PM

6. And if Mitten's had his way, slavery would still be legal. /nt

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Response to PatSeg (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:53 PM

5. Perhaps Romey wants to go back to what they were

wearing back then
Mormonism did not exist back then so how could they
even think it could be a religion

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