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Romney and Marriage

My guess is Romney would very easily respond to the Log Cabin quote that ends that Bill Sammon piece JMart links to:

It’s all about presidential politics, and I think he’s trying to position himself to run in some conservative places,” Log Cabin vice president Patrick Sammon said. “Using gay and lesbian families to score political points is wrong and shameful, whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat.”

He might say that using children to score political points is indeed wrong. But that’s what gay-marriage advocates are doing. Here’s what he said about a month ago at an evangelical church in Boston:

marriage is not primarily about adults. Marriage is primarily about the nurturing and development of children. A child’s development is enhanced by the nurturing of both genders. Every child deserves a mother and a father. Of course, the principal burden of the Court’s ruling doesn’t fall on adults. It falls on children. We are asked to change the state birth certificate. To prevent “heterocentricity,” mother and father would become parent A and parent B. An elementary school teacher reads to her 2nd graders from a book titled “The King and King” about a prince who marries a prince. And a 2nd grader’s father is denied the right to have his child removed from class while that book is being read. Our state’s most difficult-to-place adoptive children may no longer be placed by Catholic charities because they favor homes where there’s a mother and a father.

The price of same sex marriage is paid by children. Our fight for marriage, then, should focus on the needs of children, not the rights of adults.