John M. Becker

Romney: It's 'Fine' if Gays Live Together, But Not Marry

Filed By John M. Becker | February 17, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: David Gregory, gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, Meet the Press, Mitt Romney, NBC, same-sex marriage

"Well I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. And I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in a setting where there is a father and a mother. Now there are many other different settings that children are raised in and people have the right to live life as they want to. But I think that marriage should be defined in the way that it has been defined for several thousand years. And if gay couples want to live together then that's fine as well. That's their right...

"...I think it's going to take a long, long time to determine whether having gay marriage will make it less likely for kids to be raised in settings where there's a mom and a dad. That's not gonna happen overnight. It's something which happens over generations in fact and again, I think the ideal setting is where there's a mom and dad that can invest their time and their resources in supporting the development of a child."

-- Former Massachusetts governor and failed 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking yesterday with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press. Gregory was asking Romney whether his views on marriage equality have evolved along with the rest of the country's.

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