Just in case there was any confusion, Mitt Romney is still very much in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
He also doesn't consider pesky things like, oh, being able to visit your same-sex partner in the hospital to be civil rights. Those are "benefits" and according to Romney they should be determined by the states.
Awesome. Details after the jump.
Bay Buchanan, Romney's campaign senior advisor issued a statement to BuzzFeed on Oct. 20, writing, "Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children. I referred to the Tenth Amendment only when speaking about these kinds of benefits – not marriage."
Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
It's great to see a candidate so intent on promoting the interests of our community.
Oh wait, there actually is someone running for President that actually wants to do that. (Hint: he's currently in office.)
Image Source (Hat Tip: The New Civil Rights Movement)