Sunday, January 8, 2012

News republican debate: Mitt Romney on gay rights

News republican debate: Mitt Romney on gay rights
He could be the President of the United Sates !
Could he be our President ?

"Mitt Romney, when asked about what he had done to advance gay rights, replied, “I don’t discriminate,” and recalled his appointment of a gay man to his cabinet as governor of Massachusetts.
His response about the appointment is accurate: Mr. Romney’s secretary of transportation, Dan Grabauskas, is gay.
The first half of his response (“I don’t discriminate”) is the subject of a spirited debate. Mr. Romney has long argued that marriage, in the eyes of the law, should be defined as a union between a man and a woman. He aggressively fought the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts, and he opposes it nationally, by supporting the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Many gay rights advocates argue that any politician, like Mr. Romney (and President Obama), who opposes the legalization of same-sex marriage is practicing a form of discrimination against gay men and women. Many who oppose same-sex marriage argue that since there are alternatives in place, like domestic partnerships and civil unions, which grant rights to gay couples in some states, denying them “marriage” is not discrimination."
From The New York Times 

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