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Mitt Romney: “I don’t care what you tell your 8-year-old daughter.”

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Moderate Mitt?

Mitt Romney: “Some gays are actually having children born to them…It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact. Every child has a right to a mother and father.”

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Whatever our party or political view, the path of love and compassion is truly nonpartisan, and much more fun! ~ ed.

“No capacity for empathy.” Let’s hope she’s (even a teensy bit) wrong.

It gets better? Mitt gets worse.

If you care about equal rights for all, this is your election: compassion hangs in the balance.

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Equal rights must in our generation be seen as they are: non-negotiable.

You know, as it says in the Declaration of Independence:

“The equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Julie Goodridge was a lead plaintiff in Goodridge v. Dept of Public Health — the lawsuit that brought same-sex marriage to Massachusetts. In this video, Goodridge shares her family’s encounters with Gov. Mitt Romney, including a meeting with Romney, which Goodridge describes as “the most frustrating experience in the entire marriage case.”

 

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KO. Oct 26, 2012 11:48pm

How do civil rights for all erode other people's liberties? "Social engineer the country"? As a woman who grew up in the 60s and 70s I lived in an environment that was beginning to embrace differences. I certainly hope we are growing to a greater undstanding and acceptance of all people, rather than dismiss others because they live differently than I do.

While this woman may have had an unfortunate experience with Mr. Romnney, if he were elected I would hope that he start to display more sensitivity to others. The office of President is for the people, not for the successful people.

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