Romney to attack gay marriage in radio ad

Fasten your seatbelts campers it’s about to get ugly. Blame the gays right Tammy?-Val
By Associated Press
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 – Added 1d 3h ago

DES MOINES, Iowa – GOP contender Mitt Romney is launching a radio ad today touting his opposition to gay marriage.

Romney, who has been hit by conservatives for being soft on gay issues in the past, says he is the only major GOP candidate backing a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

“Not all Republican candidates agree, but defending marriage is the right thing to do,” Romney says in the 60-second spot, targeting Iowa’s evangelical Christians and meant to set him apart from Fred Thompson, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani in the Iowa caucus race.

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No Matter What Happens, Blame the Gays
October 30th, 2006
Since 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down archaic sex laws and the Massachusetts high court ruled that gay couples had a right to marry, we’ve heard right-wing activists and politicians, including President, Bush denouncing “activist judges” and “judicial tyranny.” But even when a state court allows the legislature to decide whether or not to call family protections for gay couples “marriage”—as was the case in Vermont seven years ago and is the case in New Jersey now—right wing leaders cynically complain.

The Christian right’s reaction to the New Jersey court ruling on marriage for same-sex couples proves that no matter how our governmental institutions address this issue, right- wing leaders will attack these institutions and scapegoat gay people.

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