February 23, 2005


Romney's stance on civil unions draws fire: Activists accuse governor of 'flip-flopping' on issue (Frank Phillips, February 23, 2005, Boston Globe)

A national gay and lesbian Republican organization yesterday accused Governor Mitt Romney of "flip-flopping" on civil unions for same-sex couples, and other gay activists and Democrats complained that Romney was reinventing himself as a conservative to run for president.

In his speech Monday night, part of what many GOP activists see as the early signs of a presidential campaign, the governor said, "From day one I've opposed the move for same-sex marriage and its equivalent, civil unions." He briefly reviewed the Supreme Judicial Court decision that said gay couples could marry and said, "Some are actually having children born to them."

Yesterday the Log Cabin Republicans sharply rebuked the Massachusetts governor, saying his remarks indicate he is backsliding on his 2002 campaign commitment to support some benefits for gay couples.

He's running nationally now, not locally.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2005 9:20 AM

Well, does anyone really give a [expletive deleted] about what the Log Cabin Republicans have to say? They've proved time and again that their loyalty to their sexual orientation takes priority over their loyalty to their party and their nation, so why should the party or their nation give them priority over anything?

Posted by: Governor Breck at February 23, 2005 10:16 AM

And why should the cabin-dwellers be surprised? Romney criticized and worked against the Court's decision from the beginning, as did many in the MA Legislature (not just Republicans, either).

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 23, 2005 11:16 AM

Romney was derelict by not demanding a referendum before honoring the Courts illegal ruling.

Or is an oath to a constitution merely pretty words?

Posted by: Noel at February 26, 2005 10:28 PM