Romney Affirms His Opposition to Gay Marriage

Says he's been consistent since his days as governor
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2012 4:18 PM CDT
Romney Affirms His Opposition to Gay Marriage
Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Lansing Community College May 8.   (Getty Images)

Voters will have at least one clear distinction between President Obama and Mitt Romney in November: Just after Obama said he backed the idea of gay marriage, Romney reaffirmed that he remains opposed, reports ABC News. “I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor and that I have expressed many times: I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” he said.

Romney also stopped just short of calling Obama a flip-flopper. “I believe that, based upon the interview he gave today on ABC, it said that he had changed his view, but you’re a better judge of that than I am,” he said. “I just saw the reports that he had previously said he opposed same sex marriage and now, according to ABC News, he said that he supports it. So if that’s the case you’ll have to make that determination on your own.” Judge for yourself via BuzzFeed, which rounds up Obama's past comments on the issue. (More Mitt Romney 2012 stories.)

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