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Romney Stresses Opposition To Marriage Equality In South Carolina

By Igor Volsky on January 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

"Romney Stresses Opposition To Marriage Equality In South Carolina"


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Mitt Romney added a reference to same-sex marriage during his regular stump speech in South Carolina this morning, highlighting his campaign’s effort to court the state’s many social voters ahead of the primary on Saturday. “This is a president also who is attempting to pave the way for same-sex marriage in our nation by refusing through his attorney general to defend the Defense of Marriage Act,” Romney said. “I will defend that Act and I will also defend marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.” After initially claiming that the issue of marriage should be left to the states, Romney now supports a federal constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage and would adopt a three-tier marriage system for gay couples. Watch it:

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