Bil Browning

Romney Gets Owned By Vietnam Vet on Marriage Equality

Filed By Bil Browning | December 12, 2011 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Bob Garon, Bob LeMire, gay marriage, marriage equality, Mitt Romney, New Hampshire, same-sex marriage

The times, they are a changin'. During a campaign stop this morning in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney stopped at a local restaurant and ambled over to two older gentleman sitting at a booth talking. Since they're older and one was wearing a Vietnam veterans hat, Romney must have thought he was preaching to vietnam-veteran.jpgthe choir.

But when one of the men, Bob Garon, asked Romney about his views on marriage equality, the GOP wannabe quickly realized that this wasn't your standard older Republican tea party nutjob. In fact, Garon was sitting with his husband, Bob LeMire.

Garon challenged Romney, saying, "If two men get married, apparently a veteran's spouse would not be entitled to any burial benefits or medical benefits or anything that the serviceman has devoted his time and effort to his country, and you just don't support equality in terms of same-sex marriage?"

Romney reiterated his support for the Defense of Marriage Act, and added, "And we apparently disagree."

"It's good to know how you feel," Garon said. "That you do not believe that everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights."

After a brief back-and-forth, Romney left the table while Garon told the gathered press, "I'm totally convinced today that he's not going to be my president at least in my book. At least Obama will entertain the idea. This man is 'No way, Jose.' Well, take that, 'No way, Jose' back to Massachusetts."

Video of the encounter is after the break.

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