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Mitt Romney Wants To End Hospital Visitation Rights For Same-Sex Couples

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In 2010, Barack Obama signed an executive order that mandated any hospital receiving federal funding to recognize and respect same-sex relationships.

That means after years and years of gays and lesbians being denied one last meeting with their partner before dying or undergoing a life-threatening operation, the LGBT community finally got the visitation rights they deserved.

Although Mitt Romney hasn't been very clear about anything his stance on the issue over the last two decades, one of his top advisors made it pretty dang clear he would repeal any equality that Obama has instituted.

While clarifying his strong support for a federal ban on same-sex marriage, Bay Buchanan declared he would leave other LGBT issues up to the states and explained:

"Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children."

Ugh! Why Mittens? Why?!

Stripping away something as simple as hospital visitation rights is hateful discrimination — pure and simple!

We believe Romney when he says he knows how to run a business, but how can he run a country when he doesn't care for an ever-growing part of the population?

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121 comments to “Mitt Romney Wants To End Hospital Visitation Rights For Same-Sex Couples”

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  1. 1

    Romney for President!

  2. katie says – reply to this


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    He didn't say that though? It says right there, that it will be left up to the states. Nowhere does it say he will change that. Romney says its up to the states to decide. Way to twist it, typical.

  3. Sarah says – reply to this


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    That headline is grossly misleading… Romney said that he would leave those decisions to the STATES because his big "thing" is lessening federal regulation. You really need to take more responsibility with your headlines and try to show the truth, not your bias. Just so you know, I am in favor of same-sex rights but your bias and word-twisting is simply offending.



  4. 4

    Re: katie – That's not really twisting it. If he leaves it up to the States, it does mean the executive order will be overturned and while I'm sure some States already have laws in the books regarding that, some states will lose it. Perez twists words often but this time I see what he's saying.



  5. 5

    I think its hilarious the Republicans have been yelling and screaming about Obama destroying the Consitution which is so important to them…and yet they're the ones talking about amending it to fit their beliefs. Hypocrites.

  6. kindles says – reply to this


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    honestly I don't know how you fucktard americans could ever vote for that man. obviously nothing has changed and none of you got smarter. You got one of your best presidents to resign over a fucking personal private and unrelated affair, and you're willing to give up your first chance at Change since then by voting Romney. way to go america



  7. 7

    That's exactly what we need. Sexual deviates like gays don't deserve special privileges. Back to the closet, freaks!

  8. John H says – reply to this


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    NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!! Not true…He opposes same sex marriage and homosexual civil unions, but would not deny them their rights to couple privileges such as hospital visitation. However, he has stated that he would only not deny them this due to increased public support and acceptance, not because of his personal moral stance.

  9. why?? says – reply to this


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    Re: Mad Dog – Its so cute you have a picture of your wife as you picture!



  10. 10

    Perez you are as illiterate as you are stupid. No wonder you're voting for Obama, you want your free cell phone along with all the others who vote for Obama. I can't wait for Romney to win the election. Get over your self Perez. ROMNEY!!

  11. sukhi says – reply to this


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    This man is full of hate and panders to those who don't have two brain cells to rub together and are so full of aggression and violence that they don't know what to do with themselves but try to impose their misery on others. Sad, mean, greedy, stupid republicans. Fuck all y'all. Obama's going to take it - you just get your pompoms out to cheer Mittens and pray to Jesus, he's still going to win.

  12. MC COY says – reply to this


    12

    THEY'RE CALLED SODOMY CONCUBINES , NOT COUPLES !!!DUHHHHH
    .
    AND , MAKE NO MISTAKE , WE'RE NOT HAVING ANY AIDS INFESTED MOTHERFUCKER DOING THEIR BUGGE;RY IN OUT HOSPITALS !!!!
    .
    TRY THE ZOO !!!
    .
    WALLY THE BEAR : I HEARD That !!!
    .
    NO DAMN WAY , MAN !!!!
    YOU AIN'T PUTTIN' NO AIDS INFESTED MOTHERFUCKERS UP IN HERE !!!
    IN MY ZOO ??? !!!
    YOU MUST BE OUT YOUR eNeIeIIGER MIND !!!



  13. 13

    There goes Perez again distorting the facts to further the homo cause! Romney for President!!!!!!!

  14. MC COY says – reply to this


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    THEY'RE CALLED SODOMY CONCUBINES , NOT COUPLES !!!DUHHHHH
    .
    AND , MAKE NO MISTAKE , WE'RE NOT HAVING ANY AIDS INFESTED MOTHERFUCKER DOING THEIR BUGGE;RY IN OUT HOSPITALS !!!!
    .
    TRY THE ZOO !!!
    .
    WALLY THE BEAR : I HEARD That !!!
    .
    NO DAMN WAY , MAN !!!!
    YOU AIN'T PUTTIN' NO AIDS INFESTED MOTHERFUCKERS UP IN HERE !!!
    IN MY ZOO ??? !!!
    YOU MUST BE OUT YOUR eNeIeIIGER MIND !!!

  15. MC COY says – reply to this


    15

    THEY'RE CALLED SODOMY CONCUBINES , NOT COUPLES !!!DUHHHHH
    .
    AND , MAKE NO MISTAKE , WE'RE NOT HAVING ANY AIDS INFESTED MOTHERFUCKER DOING THEIR BUGGE;RY IN OUT HOSPITALS !!!!
    .
    TRY THE ZOO !!!
    .
    WALLY THE BEAR : I HEARD That !!!
    .
    NO DAMN WAY , MAN !!!!
    YOU AIN'T PUTTIN' NO AIDS INFESTED MOTHERFUCKERS UP IN HERE !!!
    IN MY ZOO ??? !!!
    YOU MUST BE OUT YOUR eNeIeIIGER MIND !!!

  16. tempe says – reply to this


    16

    I TOTALLY think the headline is misleading.
    I'm gay and Perez has a way of twisting shit around
    He is NOT nor EVER will he be a voice of the LGBT community. Never. Period.
    Hack.

  17. Sean says – reply to this


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    Typical liberal lies. These people couldn't tell the truth if their crappy little lives depended on it especially Perez u should be ashamed of the liesmumspread

  18. Fc says – reply to this


    18

    You must check out this site: The debate site is hilarious:

  19. Me says – reply to this


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    I think the real issue here is people getting sick. If people didn't get sick or die, visitation rights wouldn't be an issue. Let us focus on the real issues here, people.

  20. VICE PRESIDENT RYAN says – reply to this


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    WALLY THE BEAR IS RIGHT ON TARGET !!!
    .
    SODOMY FREAKS SHOULD BE PUT IN THE CONGRESS BUILDING ….. WHERE ANY KIND OF DEBAUCHERY IS WELCOMED !!!



  21. 21

    When will the gay community stop shoving their lifestyle down our throats? If God wanted men to marry men then he wouldn't have created women. This is a CHRISTIAN nation and we need to restore our CHRISTIAN principles. What God wants is a white man to marry a white woman, and a black man to marry a black woman. You liberals will call me a racist and I am not a racist!! It's time this nation took a step toward serving our GOD and not ourselves. This is not homosexuals being persecuted, it's CHRISTIANS being persecuted. Allowing them to marry each other is just wrong. God is angry at two men loving each other and why would this nation support that?



  22. 22

    Wow. Lie much, ape face? He is a devout Mormon, and is likely against homos. A lot of Republicans would be because of their psuedo-religious base. If you're going to put this kind of blatantly false propaganda out there, then make it believable. Romney believes — like our founding fathers — in the sovereignty of the states. We don't want or need the feds up our asses like they are. You are a joke to the "gay community." Most of them hate you because you misrepresent and because you make gays look so bad. I'd be far more OPEN to gay causes if it wasn't for you. You're an asshole, and Romney's gonna win, ape face.



  23. 23

    It makes me just sick that homosexuals want to start a family like mine. We need to do everything we can to stop this from happening!!



  24. 24

    Anyone who has ever actually worked in a hospital would know this could never happen. I have worked in several intensive care units and never would any nurse or physician deny visitation of a loved one unless 1) the patient refuses visitors or 2) the person could cause harm to the patient. Things may get complicated in terms of end of life care, but to say visitation rights for same-sex couples would be prohibited is ridiculous. Even if a law existed no one would pay attention to it. Funny how those who preach equality are the first to condemn others. Equality is great but it doesn't matter if our economy implodes of we get nuked. Same-sex rights will always become state issues regardless of who is president.

  25. jesus pperez says – reply to this


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    YOu believe Obama likes gays??? He only wants gays to vote for him. Obama is sick;



  26. 26

    Anyone that shares beliefs with this man and will vote for him is outdated narrow minded bigot. How can you not be ashamed!

  27. Seto says – reply to this


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    Re: travus212 – *You mean to tell em there's another country outside the U.S.A.?* Step out of the US, hun. There are many countries that have legalized same sex marriage and guess what they are still standing…

  28. BEACH BOY TROY says – reply to this


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    WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DUMMIES TALKING ABOUT ??? !!!
    .
    SCUM WITH A PREDILECTION FOR SODOMY ARE NO MORE A "COMMUNITY" THAN SCUM WITH PREDILECTIONS FOR ROBBERY OR RAPE ARE !!! WHOA !!!
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    YOU DOPES HAVE BEEN DUMBED WAY DOWN ,JOHNSON !!!!

    TO BE GETTIN' DRAWN INTO MAD ARGUMENTS ON DEPRAVED IDEAS HAVING SNUCK UP ON YOU !!!

  29. BEACH BOY TROY says – reply to this


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    WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DUMMIES TALKING ABOUT ??? !!!
    .
    SCUM WITH A PREDILECTION V FOR SODOMY ARE NO MORE A "COMMUNITY" THAN SCUM WITH PREDILECTIONS FOR ROBBERY OR RAPE ARE !!! WHOA !!!
    .
    YOU DOPES HAVE BEEN DUMBED WAY DOWN ,JOHNSON !!!!

    TO BE GETTIN' DRAWN INTO MAD ARGUMENTS ON DEPRAVED IDEAS HAVING SNUCK UP ON YOU !!!

  30. BEACH BOY TROY says – reply to this


    30

    WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DUMMIES TALKING ABOUT ??? !!!
    .
    SCUM WITH A PREDILECTION V FOR SODOMY ARE NO MORE A "COMMUNITY" THAN SCUM WITH PREDILECTIONS FOR ROBBERY OR RAPE ARE !!! WHOA !!!
    .
    YOU DOPES HAVE BEEN DUMBED WAY DOWN ,JOHNSON !!!!

    TO BE GETTIN' DRAWN INTO MAD ARGUMENTS ON DEPRAVED IDEAS HAVING SNUCK UP ON YOU !!!

  31. MIKE MERCURY says – reply to this


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    DO YOU KNOW WHAT PERVS DO !!!!

    IF IT WAS GOOD , YOU'D SEE IT IN A MOVIE !!! GET CLUE !!!

  32. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Re: BonzaiKitty – Bless you for helping to make the lives of those in ICU better, my late husband had a wonderful nurse when he was passing away and I wrote a nice letter to the hospital praising her, she was so kind!

    PS - To the topic, it says his aide said this, not Romney himself. I sent in my absentee ballot over this weekend and I voted for him, Obama fooled me the first time, not again.

    And for those of you who want to vote, I highly recommend signing up for a permanent absentee ballot, all it costs me is the price of a stamp and you do not have to worry about driving to your polling place, finding parking, maybe have to wait for an open booth, etc.

  33. boston61 says – reply to this


    33

    I live in MA. Have lived under Romney. Everyone here hates him. He was born rich. The rich get richer. Grow a brain you dumb F's. Learn your history. We already have a great president. Stop voting against your best interests.

  34. boston61 says – reply to this


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    Re: BEACH BOY TROY

    You sound really gay Beach Boy. It's okay. Come out.

  35. michy says – reply to this


    35

    thank god Candian politics seen so much simpler lol



  36. 36

    there are so many bad people in the world. i can't begin to describe how sad that makes me feel.

  37. cari says – reply to this


    37

    So then…COULD YOU PLEASE SPREAD THIS EVERYWHERE IN THE MEDIA, ETC. ETC.!!!!!!!!!



  38. 38

    Re: michy
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    "thank god Candian politics seen so much simpler lol"
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    -
    That's because your country is a back bencher and not the leader of the free world.

  39. Deanna says – reply to this


    39

    He did not say he wanted to end anything. If people read the statement he is stating that STATES should make the decission. He is entitled to his opinion, but if that is what you are basing your vote off of it is absurd. Maybe we should all just vote for a man who wants to make a deal with the Russians to decrease the amout of protection we have for our country. Better yet let's all just go on public assistance and get a free phone, free food and free insurance.



  40. 40

    Just think, Obozo's fate will be in the hands of Gloria Allred's smear campaign against Mitt. How the mighty have fallen. heh



  41. 41

    Re: travus212 – Christian nation?? So the 25% of Americans who don't identify themselves as Christian don't count? And that number is actually climbing while the number of Christians drops every year. In 2001 it was closer to 20%. So…what does that say? And maybe more importantly…from your own Constitution (that god knows Republicans think is the holy grail)… "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." In other words…US was built on the belief in freedom of religion, it's why they separated from England…because they wanted freedom to practice religion as they saw fit. It's written right into your Constitution that a state religion can never be established. It's right there. It's what the founding Fathers fought for. And the fact you people spew this crap is proof on how far the States has gotten from what it was meant to be. It's disgusting, actually disgusting. The United States of America is not now, nor ever has been a Christian country. Get it through your head.

    *Brought to you by a Canadian, that clearly understands your country and what it stands for more than you yourself do. May I ask, can you even point to it on a map?



  42. 42

    I dont know whats funnier. The press reporting this or Perez actually believing this.

    One thing is certain, the liberal elite, the 99% are terrified of this election



  43. 43

    I dont know whats funnier. The press reporting this or Perez actually believing this.

    One thing is certain, the liberal elite, the 1% are terrified of this election

  44. irishjess says – reply to this


    44

    Stop with the politics! We get that you're for Obama but don't get the whole thing twisted!

  45. Tory says – reply to this


    45

    Thank you KATIE! He didn't say this! Is Perez trying to swing votes by acting like the media and not telling the truth!!!! GEzzzz I can't believe you actually put this lye up!



  46. 46

    Re: kindles – wow, fucktard? really. That why im not voting for obama. However i will continue to make an effort to let Mittens see the error in his judgement as far as gays and women's rights go. I think Perez should talk to Mittens. That would make for a great interview.I cant hate someone for being pro-life either, but they cant force their opinion on other.

  47. redtrafficlightss says – reply to this


    47

    that fact that romney clearly plans in forcing his own PERSONAL religious beliefs on everyone in america, if hes elected, is appalling.



  48. 48

    How desperate! give us a break, no one cares if queers visit each other in the hospital. get real.

  49. Eva Sanchez says – reply to this


    49

    .What a twat you are Mario for your queer lies.

  50. ashley says – reply to this


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    Perz, this is not what he said you are misleading people. He said he would leave it up to the states which is the 10th amendment (any powers not stated in the constitution and are not prohibited by the constitution are reserved to the states). This is not saying he doen't believe they should have rights to visitaions, he believes the federal government should not get involved, which shouldn't be a surprise because Republicans believe in a weaker central government.



  51. 51

    I guess this is Perez's way of influencing dummies to vote for Obama



  52. 52

    It's simple: Gays are freaks of nature that do not deserve the same rights, benefits, and consideration the non-gay people have. That they have gotten this far with their agenda is astounding since there are more straights than gays; and many more radical straights with guns Hey, it's fine if you perform for the straights on TV, music, et al; but just don't even consider living in the same neighborhood, going to the same schools, or using the same bathrooms the straights use!! Does this sound even remotely familiar??



  53. 53

    Re: redtrafficlightss
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    So, what specifically is he doing to impose his personal beliefs on all of America?
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    Is he closing all Starbucks by banning coffee?
    Are all liquor stores closing?
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    Mooch and Mayor Bloomberg have done more to impose their personal eating and drinking ideas on all American's than Mitt. We didn't even elect Mooch.
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    Dumbass, fearmongering bottom feeder.

  54. NAT1234 says – reply to this


    54

    I'm sorry but the only ignorant people I see, are the ones commenting on this and saying such vile things against the gay community. Grow up. It's 2012. If you don't like gay marriage then don't marry the same sex. Otherwise take your non religious, hate spreading, bullshit ways and get the fuck out of this country. You are no better than any gay person. In fact you are a disgrace to this country. You people are the reason children who are gay commit suicide. You should be ashamed of the way you speak about a group of people who have done nothing to you. I am not a gay person, but by damn I will not project hate on someone because they aren't the same as me. One day gays will have FULL equal rights and hopefully you all will get to see it before you burn in hell.

  55. Leeanne says – reply to this


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    Shocking how many holly rollers still spreading hate across the boarder. Americans can take their guns and bibles and shove them up their prehistoric asses.



  56. 56

    WHY
    DIDN'T
    ANY
    OF
    THIS
    COME
    UP
    DURING THE DEBATES ?



  57. 57

    Re: NAT1234
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    You think gays have it tough?
    You should be a Black Republican.



  58. 58

    Re: Black Aggie II
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    WHY
    DIDN'T
    ANY
    OF
    THIS
    COME
    UP
    DURING THE DEBATES ?
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    When times are good and there's lot's of money, citizens can move onto "social justice" issues.
    -
    When the economy is now ruined by your Messiah, to Depression levels of misery not seen since FDR, your particular causes go lower down on the list, which are replaced with the $17 Trillion debt, 15% unemployment, Muslims rising up, bad economy, Obamacare which will bankrupt us, all caused by this idiot of a President, Social Security impending bankruptcy.
    -
    Right now half the country is trying not to be the next Greece.
    But your half isn't helping you arrogant twerps that demand shit while we're going down the tubes.
    Who the hell do you think you are? The teachers union?

  59. Grace says – reply to this


    59

    Perez, this is grossly misleading. Come on, you know better. Romney is talking about the 10th Amendment - reducing federal government involvement and preserving states' rights. I respect you, but man, sometimes you use your position and influence to take advantage of readers who simply don't know any better - they see what you post and take it as is. You're almost as bad as those crazy right-wingers who took Obama's statement about businesses receiving help out of context so that it seemed like he meant something else entirely. I understand that you have certain political views, and that's great - but don't promote them by twisting stories and manipulating readers who may not be as up to date on politics. Be honest.

    Seriously. You're better than this.

  60. Pissed off person says – reply to this


    60

    They BOTH suck ASS!!!!! I don't want ethier of them!!



  61. 61

    Re: pdrocksmysocks – This is a Christian nation because, like you said, Christians make up the majority of the voters. Christians control the policies in this country and that will never change! Do you really think I'm going to sit back and let two homosexuals live in sin and try to call themselves a family? Now, granted the US government doesn't interfere like they did with the Afro-Americans and let its citizens decide what rights go to whom, we can get this country moving forward again in a GODLY direction. This country definitely needs more GOD in government. If gays are going to choose to live their lives in sin they how dare they try to call their perversion a marriage like mine. It's time for Christians to unite against the gay agenda and keep as many benefits away from them as possible! Come on, people, if the homosexuals really felt they were treated unfairly, wouldn't they just go back to being straight???

  62. Stef s says – reply to this


    62

    Perez, I think you are great, but this story is not founded…no facts…makes me really sad that you would post tnis

  63. J.R. says – reply to this


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    Re: John HRe: travus212 – You, sir, are a complete asshole. Your comments make me sick, and ashamed for you. It's people like you that are destroying the country and its reputation.

  64. Denni$ says – reply to this


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    Luckily, we in Holland have brains. In our country it's impossible that a man like this can get even 5% of the votes. But it's shocking how many Americans don't see that this man is a threat for the USA. Sad.

  65. Heather says – reply to this


    65

    As a nurse who works in the state that he governed, he has never made such a policy. Quit making up stories to fit your own needs! You are really getting pathetic, Perez!!!

  66. Anon says – reply to this


    66

    Re: travus212 – This country is NOT a Christian nation! Our founding fathers built this country without a national religion imposed on the people! No one religion takes priority over the other! GET IT THROUGH YOUR FUCKING HEAD.

  67. Mellaaa says – reply to this


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    Re: travus212 – Oh my god… People like you scare me. How is society suppose to progress with Neanderthals like yourself? Please tell me why God only wants whites to marry whites, etc?? My father is white and my mom is Asian, being a child of two different cultures has made me more open minded… Clearly something you are incapable of. How can you claim America is the land of the free when you're defining it by a religion. Get of God's dick and start believing in EQUALITY instead of how to please a fictional character who has only made you hateful, not loving.



  68. 68

    You continue to show your stupidity. Mendacious mitt has no record of job creation. His work at Bain capital was about cutting losses to increase profits for a few. So YOU may believe miss mitt can run a business. I believe mendacious mitt gives you the runs and the business.



  69. 69

    this texas cowboy got old fat and ugly and is right up the homophobic expresidants asses i say asses plural as its a family of ex presidants homophobes behind all the hate..

  70. Mellaaa says – reply to this


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    Re: luvs2hustle – HAHAHAHAHAHA leader in the "free world". How is America a leader when idiots who believe the whole country is going to collapse if two gays are going to marry. Oh wait I forgot… If two consenting adults of the same sex fall in love that's persecuting CHRISTIANS… Yet this issue is not concerning them at all. Maybe you should learn what FREEDOM is, we have a lot of it in Canada ;)

  71. JC says – reply to this


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    Re: travus212
    " Do you really think I'm going to sit back and let two homosexuals live in sin and try to call themselves a family?"
    It's not really up to you decide who calls themselves a family. However, I wish you would apply that mentality to all the hetero couples who live in sin as well. On second thought, no I don't. You don't need to be telling anyone how to live their lives. It's kind of hard to take someone seriously who relies on an ancient book of fairy tales to tell them how to think.

  72. Jimmy says – reply to this


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    Perez
    Stick to entertainment. You are blatantly misrepresenting the facts here. If you want to push for gay rights, then be an activist. Don't use your site to preach your beliefs. But, since it's your site but at least have the respect for your visitors not to lie

  73. LG says – reply to this


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    how quickly we forget that same sex marriage was passed in MA when Romney was govenor.

  74. K-Ann says – reply to this


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    He didn't say he wants to end it. If he really did he would just overturn the law completely. Even though he doesn't believe in same sex marriage he realizes the need to regulate federal power and the constitutionally protected belief and importance of giving more rights to the states just as the 10th amendment calls for. He isn't out to get gays.

  75. automaticsystematic says – reply to this


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    E can't wait for the elections to be over so we never have to listen to this derelict speak out again! Go back to the Mothership in Utah already!

  76. Dalaurya says – reply to this


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    I want to end hospital visitation rights for Mitt Romney. No one should be visiting this man on his deathbed.

  77. dalaurya says – reply to this


    77

    Re: Sarah – So, he's ripping off Libertarian ideals now?

  78. Avery says – reply to this


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    Re: travus212 – My question is, when did God come down to Earth and appoint you his sole judger? You are standing on your holy soap box saying you live a Christian life and America is a Christian country, if this is true, I don't think you're following the Christian morals in all the right ways: Did you know in the Bible it says only God will judge all? He doesn't need a secretary.

    If your issue is that homosexuals, or anyone for that matter, are living in sin and against God's word, let them and let God do the judging. It doesn't affect your life in any way.



  79. 79

    Fuck you, Mitt Romney.

  80. ehw says – reply to this


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    This is a grossly misleading article and does not adequately reflect the views of Mitt Romney. This website has a lot of viewers, most of which are young and impressionable, so I would hope Perezhilton would be more responsible before posting on such an important topic this close to the election. The Constitution grants states a police power to make decisions for the general welfare of their citizens. Mitt Romney simply thinks this decision, as well as several other important decisions, should be left to the states. No state would probably ever enact legislation banning same-sex couples this right. Posting "bye-bye equality" next to Mitt Romney's picture is premature and I'm disappointed this site would be so irresponsible with a post.

  81. zoley says – reply to this


    81

    Nice try Perez but you are spinning this topic.



  82. 82

    Re: travus212
    Don't try and hide your narrowminded hateful ways behind religion. It's by no means an excuse. I'm glad I'm from a country where people like you are a thing of the past. Because however much homosexuality may disgust you its nothing compared to the disgust that so many more people have for the likes of you. And I believe your going to get a big shock when you get to heaven and realise, your not doing Gods work, he ain't on your side!

  83. Danielle says – reply to this


    83

    Katie and Sarah I couldn't agree with you more! That was the first thing I noticed after reading this. Love you Perez, but I would say the way this is presented is 'hateful discrimination'



  84. 84

    "Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits"

    This says nothing about Romney ending visitation rights for same-sex couples. Get over your own hatred of Romney and state FACTS. Your own biased opinion shouldn't give you the right to lie about people…



  85. 85

    Some states will uphold it, some won't - Romney knows that. Therefore, this says NOTHING on his personal opinion on the matter. You're so rude, Perez. Have a little respect for the guy, would you?

  86. Patty says – reply to this


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    Tired of government getting in my business…give rights back to the states!!



  87. 87

    He should really have gotten himself some education before he went in to politics, he also thinks that a woman can stop herself from getting pregnant if it's rape.

  88. unusually says – reply to this


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    Reading some of the comments I've never been so disgusted. You call yourselves christians? You will never begin to know or understand how God thinks. And if you think God's thoughts are limited to a bible you're sadly mistaken. Each and every human being regardless of race or sexuality has a right to be in love. Just because you were taught by your parents to be heartless snobs doesn't mean you need to follow their ignorant viewpoints.



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    That is SO not what it says. If you want to be credible (not that you ever have been before) you should be fair. As soon as people know you are a liar, they will never take anything you say, even if it happened to be true and you wanted to actually make a point, they will never believe you. You just made yourself look stupid.



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    Come on Perez, like anyone could prevent that! Like saying women will not be able to abort or have birth control. Remember when Komen threatened to reduce funding for Planned parenthood. Please everyone stop underestimating women; It is simply embarrassing.

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    People here are missing the point. The headline is an implication, but is not incorrect or twisted. Romney wants to actually CHANGE the constitution. I don't know if you're aware of this, but changing the constitution of the United States of America is not something you can do willy nilly. It's a big. freaking. deal. The fact that he wants to change the constitution to allow states the chance to deny the LGBT community these rights is implying that he's in favor of it without completely ruining his image by outright saying, "I would like to change the constitution to completely make illegal LGBT rights." It's underhanded and full of half-truths, but that's politics.

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    Re: pdrocksmysocks – Believing in states rights for anything not specifically in the Constitution to be handled federally is not being a hypocrite — its being a Statist and its not at all specific to LGBT rights -

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    Re: sukhi – Typical intolerant liberal insulting those you disagree with. Keep telling yourself that Obama is going to win– until Nov 7th when you have to face reality. Repeat after me. President Romney, President Romney, President Romney



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    Re: Kate R – No, he doesn't… from the start of America, states had more rights than the federal government… and it went back and forth until they settled on a balance. That balance is starting to go off kilter, and Republicans want to bring it back. Smaller government was always in the founding fathers' minds. This is what Republicans want. Less federal action, more state action. And think about it: most people define themselves based on their state. Yes, they're American, but it's "I'm from *blank state* in the US." We are and always have been very state oriented.

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    Re: Lady Says – How can you not be ashamed to vote for a failed President that has spent more money on the worst economic recovery in 100 years? or lied to the American people about the Benghazi terrorist attack because it didnt fit in with his election narrative of being tough on terror and having al Qaeda back on its heels ( not really true now is it?). Obama was never qualifed in 2008 and is first (and only) term proved it. Less than 2 weeks until we can say PRESIDENT ROMNEY!!!!!!

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    Re: travus212Re: travus212 – Gays aren’t shoving anything down your throat. It’s a matter of obtaining equal rights! It’s about wanting what’s fair for everyone, and don’t just a select few. It’s about wanting people to stay the hell out of our business, and the gay community will shut up about gay rights when that happens. If I don’t have the ability to vote as to whether or not you get to be an uninformed, arrogant douche who spreads hate in the name of God, then you shouldn’t have the right to vote as to how homosexuals live their life.

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    Re: travus212 – Ask yourself this question: if God really hated the thought of homosexuality, then why is the thought of committing a homosexual act even possible? For instance, human beings are not supposed to have the genetic ability to fly as birds do, because God didn’t give us the ability to fly. Don’t you think God would have eliminated the thought of homosexuality in human beings? I believe in the laws of choice, but being gay isn’t a choice. It’s a genetic, chemical reaction just like having a particular attraction to blondes or brunettes. How does someone else being gay directly affect you? IT DOESN’T!!!

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    Re: travus212 – Also, you state that this is a Christian nation? You obviously haven’t read the constitution that was written by the forefathers of this great nation, because if you did you would know that in the first amendment it clearly protects religious freedom! That means that this nation belongs not only to Christian citizens, but it also belongs to U.S. citizens who are Jews, Muslims, Hindu and atheist alike. You should probably do your homework before making such an ignorant statement.

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    Re: travus212 – One last thing: if God didn’t intend on the existence of interracial couples, why is it that people of different races can procreate and create fertile offspring? Don’t you think the ability to produce interracial fertile offspring would be impossible of God didn’t intend it to happen. Bottom line is that you have no ground on to support your ignorant and uninformed arguments. Your words have just about the same meaning as a fart.

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    Re: travus212 – God isn't real you dickhead. Stop living your life by what a fairy tale story says.

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