Romney: ‘I don’t discriminate… I oppose same sex marriage’

By David Edwards
Sunday, January 8, 2012 11:50 EDT
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Mitt Romney at New Hampshire Republican debate
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserted on Sunday that his opposition to same sex marriage was not discrimination against gay people.

During a GOP debate in New Hampshire Sunday, WHDH’s Andy Hiller asked Romney, “How have you stood up for gay rights, and when have you used your voice to influence Republicans on this issue?”

“I don’t discriminate,” Romney declared. “And in the appointments that I made when I was governor of Massachusetts, a member of my cabinet was gay.”

“I made it very clear that, in my view, we should not discriminate in hiring policies, in legal policies,” he continued. “At the same time from the very beginning in 1994, I said to the gay community, ‘I do not favor same sex marriage; I oppose same sex marriage.’”

Watch this video from MSNBC, uploaded Jan. 8, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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