Romney Mocked Gay Parents

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at Seven Cities Sod, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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    In a 2005 video that recently resurfaced, Mitt Romney is seen saying that same-sex parental rights are “wrong”—, although he said earlier in 2012 that gay couples should be allowed to adopt, just not marry. The Boston Globe reported last week that while Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he tried to prevent a state agency from creating new birth-certificate forms that would allow both same-sex parents to be listed as parents of their children. And in the 2005 video, Romney touts this effort and says same-sex parents are “not right on paper and not right in fact. Every child has the right to a mother and a father.”

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