Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gay Vietnam Vet Criticizes Romney On Marriage Equality

Mitt Romney told Bob Garon, a gay Vietnam veteran, that he would not support same-sex marriage as president and instead would support its repeal in New Hampshire. After Romney left, Garon told reporters, “He’s not getting my vote. He told me that I’m not entitled to Constitutional rights. I think a man and a woman and a man and a man should be treated equal. What the hell’s the difference?” Garon then stated that he fought for his country and he and his partner are entitled to the same rights as straight couples. The episode reminds us how gay marriage decisively affects real couples–and how out of touch every single Republican candidate is on this issue of fundamental human rights. Watch:

2 comments:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

I have a little difficulty with this clip because, although I believe that the relationship between two people is just that, between two people - why we insist opon legislating issues for which there is no personal impact is beyond me - when you consider the cast of characters vying for the republican nomination who have a chance, Mitt Romney may just be the least objectionable. When you consider that President Obama is not a shoe-in for re-election, the best republican candidate has to be of concern to all of us.

Jeff Tone said...

In addition, the Republicans supposedly stand for small government. How does preventing gays from getting married jibe with this philosophy?