Thursday, September 15, 2011

Romney and Gay "Marriage": Not "Conservative"

This morning, Charlie Sykes mis-stated the facts on Romney and the Massachusetts gay "marriage" situation.

In fact, Romney simply declared gay "marriages" to be licit in Mass., although the Mass Supremes' ruling specified that such license would require a new State law.

Nov. 18, 2003 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) rules that same-sex marriage is protected in the Mass. Constitution, and gives the Legislature 180 days to act (“Goodridge” ruling).

There's a lot of Romney bullcrap-spewing in the interim period (click on the link for the info) wherein Romney spoke out of both sides of his mouth about the matter.

Jan. 2, 2006 Boston Globe reports Romney issued special Governor’s ceremonial marriage licenses to 189 same-sex couples in 2005 (including to homosexual activist state senator), claiming he did not refuse because he was evenly applying the “statute”. [Note: There is no new statute establishing same-sex marriage.]

Admittedly, the situation there is a bit confusing.  But the fact is that Romney was under no obligation to implement gay "marriage": he did so voluntarily, even though he claimed that the Court's ruling compelled him to do so.

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