By Neal Broverman
Originally published on Advocate.com October 29 2012 12:22 PM ET
The Republican contender for president took a hard right turn when preparing for his first presidential run four years ago and now recently-unearthed videos show just how extreme he is, or pretends to be to garner favor with antigay voters.
Preparing his first and failed presidential run, Romney spoke to South Carolina Republicans in 2005. The Massachusetts governor bristled at being forced to amend birth certificates to indicate a child was born to a same-sex couple (click here to read about how difficult he made life for such families).
"It's not right on paper, it's not right in fact," Romney said of the same-sex parents. "Every child deserves to have a mother and a father."
A C-SPAN video from the mid-2000s also shows Romney railing against marriage equality. Discounting gay parents, Romney says, "Marriage is principally for the nurturing and development of children. The children of America have the right to have a mother and a father." Watch the videos below.