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Romney Remains Firm On 'Right' Of Gays To Adopt For Almost Entire Day

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Mitt Romney has a thing (one) he has stood firm on, and that is that he is against gay marriage. Sure, there was a time as governor of Massachusetts when he managed to be on both sides of the issue simultaneously, both directing his administration to comply with state judges' "Goodridge" ruling allowing gays to marry while at the very same time working to get backing for an amendment to repeal it. (While he'd run for Senate saying he would be better for gay rights than Ted Kennedy, he also almost managed toabolish an anti-bullying commission for the state's students, because he thought their pride parade was tacky. This excellent LA Times story has the head-scratching tick-tock.) But he has always said ick, nast to gay marriage while saying gays had a right to adopt. (So just not to have a legal, stable family framework for the children they raise.) That avowal, last espoused on Thursday, was operative for what might be a Romney Consistency Record: almost a full day!


Take it away, National Journal!

He said on Thursday: “And if two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child — in my state, individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that’s something that people have a right to do. But to call that 'marriage' is something that, in my view, is a departure from the real meaning of that word.”

Was that the very same interview where he said, “You don’t change your positions to try and win the states or certain subgroups of Americans, you have the positions you have“? In fact, it was!

We have all read the aforegoing paragraphs, and are all clear? Great! Tell us, Gov. Firm Stance, how did you feel on Friday?

“Well, actually I think all states but one allow gay adoption, so that’s a position which has been decided by most of the state legislatures, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one.”

Well, sure, except for the whole host of states where "cohabiting" couples are automatically precluded from adopting (although single gays may) and you know in all those states judges are just rushing to let a single gay man adopt, for instance, a little boy and aren't being weird about it AT ALL.

Anyway, Mitt Romney isn't FOR gay adoption, and doesn't think it is a RIGHT, he was just recognizing reality, dudes! Maybe you all could try doing the same!

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In 2006, Bob Casey Jr., then the Pennsylvania state treasurer, defeated Rick Santorum and took his seat in the US Senate; presumably only after having it steam cleaned. Not that Casey wanted anything much to do with Dan Savage, the columnist who had helpfully made the alternative definition of "Santorum" one of the best demonstrations of the power of trolling for the prior three years. But in '06, Casey's campaign actually declined a donation from Savage; Casey's finance director thanked him, but suggested maybe Savage could give the money to a group working against Santorum so Casey wouldn't get flak for taking the donation. That was back when Dems were happy to talk about civil unions but frightened of gay marriage, and Casey just plain wussed out on the chance to bring a "weeks-long debate about feces, lube, and assfucking" to the Senate race, as then-Wonket Dave Weigel put it. But Bob Casey has come rather a long way since then, and he now supports marriage equality. He might still be a bit shy about a full-on embrace of buttsechs talk, however.

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