presidential aspirant Alan Keyes says he holds fellow
candidate Mitt Romney responsible for passing the
Massachusetts same-sex marriage law in 2004.
In a Thursday
posting on his website, Keyes, who openly expresses his
antigay opinions, argues that despite common belief that the
Massachusetts's supreme judicial court ordered the existing
marriage laws to be changed immediately, "The court
merely issued an opinion stating that, in its view,
the existing marriage law was unconstitutional because
it failed to allow persons of the same sex to marry. The
court then gave the legislature 180 days to 'take such
action as it may deem appropriate in light of this
opinion' -- implicitly telling lawmakers to come up
with a new marriage statute."
that Romney was under no pressure to act and pass any laws.
According to Keyes, "The appropriate course of action for
Romney was to do nothing."
"This action by Mitt Romney is among the most socially
damaging actions by a chief executive in our nation's
history." He goes on to speak against Romney's capabilities
as potential president by saying, "The failure by
Romney to 'say no' to corrupt activist judges in a
critical controversy over 'separation of powers,' and
his willingness to take unwarranted steps that exceeded his
lawful authority, reveal the kind of chief executive he
would be if elected president." (TheAdvocate)