Mitt #Romney Making Case That Dead Straight Parent Is Better Than Live Gay One
One of the relatively ‘bright’ spots to come out of this week’s discussion of gay marriage for Mitt Romney is that he has at least been getting credit for being ‘fine’ with gay couples adopting children. However, a new video out from progressive SuperPAC American Bridge casts some doubt on the depth of that conviction, featuring clips of Romney arguing against gay parenting, even as compared with one live and one dead straight parent.
But marriage is not solely about adults. Marriage is also for children. In fact, marriage is principally for the nurturing and development of children. The children of America have the right to have a mother and a father.
Of course, even today, circumstances can take a parent from the home, but the child still has a mother and a father. If the parents are unmarried or divorced, the child can visit each of them. If a mother or a father is deceased, the child can learn about the qualities of their departed parent. His or her psychological development can still be influenced by the contrasting features of both genders.
— Mitt Romney