Romney rejects gay marriage pledge

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 13, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    Good for him. I suspect John Huntsman will do the same and reject this. Funny how the Mormons in the race seem to be the most liberal minded. If Sarah Palin gets in the race, I would not be surprised if she rejects it as well.
  • Mepark

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    Jul 13, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    Good for him. I won't vote for him, still, but he's a good man.
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Romney-rejects-gay-marriage-pledge/TG43OiawtE2Wk2JSC8pWsw.cspx?rss=1451

    The article states that Michelle Bachman and Rick Santorum have signed the pledge. Romney doesn't agree with the 14 points as outlined, but does "strongly supports traditional marriage".

    So while I am happy to see him not sign it, it doesn't make me look at him any differently at this point. And considering what was originally contained in the pledge and Michelle and Rick signed it any way just confirms what I already thought about them. This was deleted from the pledge:

    "When it was first circulated last week, the introduction to the pledge stated that African American children were more likely to be raised in two-parent households when they were born into slavery than they are today. The group struck that language and apologized after black ministers complained, but it said it stands by the rest of the document."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/09/the-family-leader-drops_n_893958.html <----Pledge form his in this article.
  • husker1966

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    Jul 14, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    well the current President IS NOT for gay marriage neither.... he has said so directly and indirectly.... is wife say it one man/one woman... his preacher said its one man and one woman.....

    Honestly I have not seem one thing he has done for the gay community directly!

    he's appointed some gay/lesbians to high office position.. ex...US Supreme Court but even she wouldn't admit she 's gay

    I am I missing the wink!.. I got one over the American people....

    he's great off a script but he's worst then G W Bush talking with out one.

    "I created bunches of new jobs".... really....
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    TBH i dont think anyone should give a toss about who is being married to who, i mean didnt someone marry an animal at one point and that was fine, actually this may apply to me as im an animal in bed
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    husker1966 saidwell the current President IS NOT for gay marriage neither.... he has said so directly and indirectly.... is wife say it one man/one woman... his preacher said its one man and one woman.....

    Honestly I have not seem one thing he has done for the gay community directly!

    he's appointed some gay/lesbians to high office position.. ex...US Supreme Court but even she wouldn't admit she 's gay


    He has done more for the gay community than all previous presidents combined have, and all Republican candidates combined today would. He's also not king.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 14, 2011 9:55 PM GMT
    This is just more valid proof that not all republicans are ignorant, homophobic morons. It is just the conservative right wing of the GOP that is prejudiced against anyone who is not white and evangelical Christian.
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    Jul 14, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    The whole practice of signing those pledges, whether Vander Plaat's or Grover Norquist's is idiotic. Lawmakers need the flexibility to do what is right, not simply adhere to a whimsical doctrine.
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    Jul 14, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    A lot of mormons are actually very nice about homosexual's I've found. They just don't want them to be mormon icon_smile.gif

    I've met plenty of Mormon's who are ok with homosexuality because A) It's not them and B) If you aren't mormon, pssh who cares.
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    Jul 14, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidGood for him. I suspect John Huntsman will do the same and reject this. Funny how the Mormons in the race seem to be the most liberal minded. If Sarah Palin gets in the race, I would not be surprised if she rejects it as well.


    That is very nice. I think to stand the remotest chance, the Republican candidate will need to distance himself or herself as far from the teaparty wing as possible.

    I realize that there are libertarians in the teaparty wing that do not oppose gay marriage. But most of the far right conservative Christian fundamentalists are over hanging out on the far right of the Republican diving board. They all are congratulating themselves because they think they've won over the Republican party (witness them sweeping through the Maine Republican Party). But I really don't think the Republicans stand a chance if they let this extreme right win the nomination.

    As for Palin....I suppose you are right, if she has somebody actually think it through for her. I don't have much confidence in what she has upstairs, as you can tell.
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    Jul 15, 2011 10:32 AM GMT
    Obama says: it's one man one women; in One nation Under God.