Romney Doubles Down on Opposition to Gay Marriage
Posted on May 12, 2012
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romey confirmed Saturday that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction when he told an audience at Liberty University that marriage is between a man and a woman. President Obama had voiced his support for marriage equality just a few days earlier.
Romney was speaking at a graduation ceremony at America’s largest college for evangelical Christians, founded in 1971 by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell.
Romney’s stated view is an expression of his values and those of some of his constituents, and does not necessarily reflect a historical understanding of the institution of marriage, even within Christian communities. —ARK
Speaking on Saturday as a guest at a graduation ceremony at Liberty University, America’s largest college for evangelical Christians, Romney used the occasion to reiterate his belief that marriage could only exist between a man and a woman.
“Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman,” Romney said to a large cheer from the crowd of students, parents and faculty at the Virginia-based college.
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Mitt Romney embraces Mark DeMoss, his evangelical adviser, after being introduced at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where he delivered the commencement address.