No surprise, Romney would happily carry on a tradition of discrimination against fellow human beings. No shocker there.
I heard a snippet of his ABC interview, where he said this:
“Well, when these issues were raised in my state of Massachusetts, I indicated my view, which is I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender, and I do not favor civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name…………My view is the domestic partnership benefits, hospital visitation rights, and the like are appropriate but that the others are not.”
I feel like there is an obvious question here, that didn’t get asked. So, he does acknowledge that same sex couples are discriminated against, and lists the example of hospital visitation rights + “domestic partnership” benefits they should have.Then he says “other rights are not appropriate.”
So, here would be my question, and maybe some of you can chime in, or ask people you know who oppose same sex marriage: What rights, specifically, should we give to opposite sex couples and deny to same sex couples?
(also, a fun Romney timeline of his “position” on LGBT rights, enjoy as you listen to him call Obama a “flip flopper”, http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Governor/Massachusetts/Mitt_Romney/Views/Gay_Marriage/)
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