An angered Mitt Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts laying the groundwork for a 2008 presidential campaign, told the South Carolina Republican Party in 2005, “Some gays are actually having children born to them.” While running for Senator in 1994, Romney had promised the Log Cabin Republicans he would be to the left of Senator Ted Kennedy on gay rights in order to obtain their endorsement another broken promise.
“Today, same-sex couples are marrying, under the law, in Massachusetts,” a shocked and angered Mitt Romney says in the below video. “Some gays are actually having children born to them. We’ve been asked to remove the phrase ‘mother’ and ‘father’ and replace it with ‘parent A’ and ‘parent B.’ It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact. Every child has the right to have a mother and father.”
Michelangelo Signorile, veteran journalist, writes at The Huffington Post today:
Romney distorted the Registry of Vital Statistics’ plan, which was to change the labeling of boxes on the forms from “father” and “mother” to “father or second parent” and “mother or second parent.” He claimed the plan was to change the form to have “Parent A” and Parent B” boxes…
“The real Romney is the guy who actually delivered to cultural conservatives and sought to harm the children of gay couples, and who is now running for president with the backing of those very same religious extremists,” Signorile adds.
The video, which Signorile also posted, comes from Murray Waas, the Boston Globe reporter who revealed last week that as Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney directed his legal staff to investigate the circumstances surrounding the birth of each and every child born to same-sex parents, before allowing the state to approve issuing them a birth certificate for their newborn children, which The New Civil Rights Movement reported last week.
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