Thursday, June 07, 2007

More Romney Doublespeak on Homosexual Parenting

Mitt Romney constantly repeats that every child needs a mother and a father, and that's the only reason he gives for protecting marriage between a man and a woman. (He never says anything about the moral or health issues of homosexuality, or homosexual behaviors by adults before children.) If he really believes heterosexual married parents is the ideal circumstance, then logically he must think other circumstances are not as good, and also not "normal". So why did he praise the family circumstances of lesbian mother, when she questioned him on his support of real marriage?

It's a classic case of Romney trying to have it both ways. He says he supports the traditional family, but he supports homosexual parenting too. Both are "the American way" for him! See the AP story:

"N.H. woman challenges Romney on gay marriage" (6-6-07):

... Romney paused, asked [the woman] about her children and then praised her. "Wonderful," Romney said. "I’m delighted that you have a family and you’re happy with your family. That’s the American way. ... People can live their lives as they choose and children can be a great source of joy, as you know. And I welcome that."

But then Romney repeated his view of marriage. "Marriage is an institution which is designed to bring a man and woman together to raise a child and that the ideal setting for society at large is where there is a male and a female are associated with the development and nurturing a child," Romney said.

The former Massachusetts governor acknowledged other scenarios that raise children. "There are other ways to raise kids that’s fine: single moms, grandparents raising kids, gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way, to have people have their freedom of choice," he said.