Video: See when Mitt Romney publicly voiced his disapproval of gay parents: “It’s not right”
The country’s focus is on the destruction of Hurricane Sandy as it should be.
But the election is still happening on Nov. 6 and as a gay American with a platform, I think it’s important to share this video of Mitt Romney having a very anti-gay moment.
When he was the governor of Massachusetts, Romney undertook aggressive efforts to prevent the routine recording of births to gay parents.
He decried the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in 2003 and told the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington DC of the effort to revise birth certificates: ‘The children of America have the right to have a father and a mother. What should be the ideal for raising a child? Not a village, not ‘parent A’ and ‘parent B,’ but a mother and a father.’
Then in a 2005 speech in South Carolina, he told a socially conservative group: ‘Some gays are actually having children born to them. It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact.’
Here is video of that moment – not his finest moment: