Mitt Romney to attend anti-marriage equality rally
On his knees for the 2008 fundie vote, outgoing Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will appear at a rally at the State House to demand that the legislature vote on a marriage amendment initiative.
The likely GOP prez candidate is of the mind that civil rights should be determined at the ballot box, and hasn’t gotten the memo sent by voters (who just elected a governor, Deval Patrick, who supports marriage equality).
Romney’s spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, said the fight won’t be over until the people vote.
“Legislators made a serious miscalculation,” he said. “Their action strikes at the very heart of democracy. No matter how you may feel about the marriage issue, people have a right to participate in their own government.”
Arline Isaacson of the Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus said Romney is using a rally for a lost cause to boost his prospects with conservatives as he weighs a presidential run.
“We’re done, we won, it’s over,” Isaacson said. “No one wants this to continue except for the zealots on the other side and Romney because it helps his race.”
Romney can’t force the legislature back intp session, so this is another PR stunt. You folks in Massachusetts have to be glad this clown is leaving. Too bad he’ll be foisting himself on the rest of us.