At a town hall in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was asked 4 separate times his views on same-sex marriage. Romney was unwilling or unable to make the case for why he would not recognize families with parents of the same gender, even as he spoke in a state that has permitted gays and lesbians to marry since 2009.
“I can say look, there are a lot of folks who are raised by one parent, through divorce through death or through having a child out of wedlock,” Romney replied. “But my view is a society recognizes that the ideal setting for raising a child is when you have the benefit of two people working together and where one is male and one is female. I happen to believe that and that’s the reason that I think as a society we say, ‘You know what? We are going to call marriage what it has been called for 6,000 years.'”
So why not support civil unions?
“What I would support is letting people who are of the same gender form, if you will, partnership agreements,” he replied. “If they want to have a partnership with someone else and have, as a result of that, such things as hospital visitation rights and similar benefits of that nature.”
In separate news, it was announced that NJ Gov. Chris Christie will be supporting Mitt Romney for President.