"Romney: My Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Is Not Rooted In Religion"
“I opposed same sex marriage. At the same time I would advance the efforts not to discriminate against people who are gay. [...] I separate quite distinctly matters of personal faith from the leadership one has in a political sense. You don’t begin to apply the doctrines of a religion to responsibility for guiding a nation or guiding a state.” [Romney on 6/7/2011]
“Are the philosophies and teachings of all the world’s major religions simply wrong? Or is it more likely that four people among the seven that sat in a court in Massachusetts have erred? I believe that is the case.” [Romney's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 6/22/2004]