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Keyes Holds
Romney Responsible for Passing Massachusetts Marriage Law

Keyes Holds
Romney Responsible for Passing Massachusetts Marriage Law

Republican presidential aspirant Alan Keyes says he holds fellow candidate Mitt Romney responsible for passing the Massachusetts same-sex marriage law in 2004.

Republican 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."

Keyes insists 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."

Keyes continues, "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)

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