As with every other issue, Mitt Romney has been all over the map on marriage equality. In 1994, he was going to be more pro-equality than Ted Kennedy. After the Goodridge decision in his state in 2003, he took at least three different positions in the months following. Mike Heath emailed me a link to a 2008 appearance on Imus where he took yet another position.
First, he said that it should be left up to each individual state to decide, which conflicts with his signature on the NOM pledge to support a constitutional amendment banning it nationally. Second, he took the absolutely irrational position that it was wrong because every child has a right to both a mother and a father. So what would you suggest, Mr. Romney, that every single parent, or every gay parent, be forced to marry someone of the opposite sex? After all, the kids have a “right” to it, don’t they? Of course not. This is incoherent babbling. The relevant part starts at about 5:15. Last week he said he was fine with gay adoption, which also conflicts with what he says in this video. Then he backpedaled on that said he was just describing reality. That damn etch-a-sketch is gonna be worn out soon.