Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.' (The Huffington Post)
Michelangelo Signorile (Huffington Post Gay Voices) reports on Romney's dumbfoundingly ignorant take on gay marriage and parenthood: Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'
Romney hadn't even previously fathomed that gay people had children. Boston Spirit magazine reported last month that when gay activists met with him in his office in 2004, as Romney was backing a failed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state, Romney remarked, "I didn't know you had families." Julie Goodridge, lead plaintiff in the landmark case that won marriage rights for gays and lesbians before the Supreme Judicial Court, asked what she should tell her 8-year-old daughter about why the governor would block the marriage of her parents. According to Goodridge, Romney responded,"I don't really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don't you just tell her the same thing you've been telling her the last eight years."
Romney also wouldn't allow the state's Registry of Vital Records and Statistics to issue proper birth certificates to babies born to same-sex couples -- rather than altering the form to allow for two parents of the same gender, he made hospitals get special permission to cross out the label "father" or "mother" and add the second parent. A Department of Health attorney warned Romney that the children would have trouble with the documents, as they would appear to be altered or counterfeited in some way. Romney didn't seem to care.