Mitt Romney on the Issues: From Abortion to War

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  • Mitt Romney and Energy and Environment
  • Mitt Romney and Foreign Policy
  • Mitt Romney and Gay Rights
  • Mitt Romney and Guns
  • Mitt Romney and Health Care
  • Mitt Romney and Immigration
  • Mitt Romney and Social Security
  • Mitt Romney and Taxes
  • Mitt Romney and Terrorism
  • Mitt Romney and War
  • Mitt Romney on the Issues Flipbook Cover
  • Mitt Romney on Abortion and Birth Control
  • Mitt Romney on the Federal Debt
  • Mitt Romney and the Economy
  • Mitt Romney and Education

Gay Rights

Opposes legal recognition of same-sex marriage and says it should be banned with an amendment to the Constitution, not decided by states. Also opposes civil unions: "if they are identical to marriage other than by name," but says states should be left to decide what rights and benefits should be allowed under those unions. Says he would not seek to restore the ban on openly gay military members. In 2002 campaign for Massachusetts governor, said that "all citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of sexual preference."

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