May 8, 2013

Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is

12)  Romney appointed pro-gay marriage judges. Here’s how the Boston Globe describes it:

Governor Mitt Romney …has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial        vacancies he has faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or independents — including  two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights…(29)

However, on June 22, 2004 Romney made a speech to the United States Senate in which he made this statement:

The real threat to the States is not the constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate, but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . .” (30)

But this was hypocrisy of the highest order. In reality Romney had no qualms advancing the legal careers of liberal activists and leading anti-marriage attorneys. One such nominee was Stephen Abany, a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. Its website indentifies one of its goals as  “ensuring that the Massachusetts  Supreme Judicial Court decision on marriage equality is upheld…”  (31)

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