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A lesbian mom gives Mitt a piece of her mind

“I am a gay woman and I have children. Your comment that you just made, it sort of invalidates my family… I wish you could explain to me more, why if we are sending our troops over to fight for liberty and justice for all throughout this country, why not for me? Why not for my family?”
New Hampshire resident Cynthia Fish, a mother of a 6- and 8-year-old, as Romney stated his position on marriage

Mitt went on to give her robotic surface praise and repeated his now-standard response on marriage (in)equality to her:


“Wonderful. I’m delighted that you have a family and you’re happy with your family. That’s the American way. … People can live their lives as they choose and children can be a great source of joy, as you know. And I welcome that…Marriage is an institution which is designed to bring a man and woman together to raise a child and that the ideal setting for society at large is where there is a male and a female are associated with the development and nurturing a child.”

Mitt might as well have spit in Fish’s face, because Romneybot 2.0:

* Believes voters should define civil rights: “Who’s going to tell us what a civil right is and what’s not? Well, the people will.”

* Is appalled that gays are having kids: they “are actually having children born to them. … It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact. Every child has a right to a mother and a father.” He also wanted to exempt religious organizations from the Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws so that gays couldn’t adopt.

* Doesn’t want any legal recognition for committed same-sex couples: “I’m going to want to see a marriage limited to a man and a woman.  I don’t want to see civil union either.”

[I just saw that Blender Dana also posted a diary on this article.]

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