Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Romney...you got some 'splaining to do...

This is a flier one of Towleroad's readers received from a Romney campaign volunteer during the 2002 Boston gay pride, when Mitt was running for governor. It reads:

"All citizens deserve equal rights regardless of their sexual preference."
Just a reminder of Romney's more recent stance:

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hastily released a statement yesterday criticizing Judge Robert B. Hanson, who yesterday struck down a state law banning same-sex marriage and told the Polk County Recorder to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Said Romney:
"The ruling in Iowa today is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will of the people as expressed through Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act. This once again highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman."
Now, one could argue that equal rights does not include changing marriage. I would hope that we are all for equal rights for everyone, no matter who they are.
Do you think it's hypocritical, or not?