Oct 10 2012

 

 

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LGBT Americans can't even be treated equally by the Romney/Ryan Team when it comes to flip flopping on issues. Nope, they hold firm in their convictions against marriage equality. In fact they support strongly denying LGBT American full equality by amending the United States Constitution.

In a recent Focus on the Family radio interview with Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, he bragged about his long history of opposing LGBT rights including his support of an amendment to the Wisconsin State Constitution banning marriage equality. Ryan made clear the Republicans opposition to LGBT Americans having full equal rights.

Here is an excerpt from that interview with the interviewer being Jim Daly who is President of Focus on the Family:

Daly: Focus on the Family has been behind the scenes working for years to defend marriage and to speak out for marriage and the importance of marriage. I think thirty-two out of thirty-two states where we have helped put a ballot initiative or some other mechanism in front of the people, we have won that thirty-two out of thirty-two times. It seems like when it’s in front of the people they vote for it, if it’s the state-level judges they will try to do it by fiat or if it is simply some other mechanism, the State House passes it without the vote of the people. For the Romney-Ryan ticket, when you look at marriage, what do we need to do in the culture to lift up and strengthen the very core building block of society and that’s family.

Ryan: It’s the foundation for society and for family for thousands of years. First of all, Mitt Romney and I — I’ll just say it, it’s worth repeating — we believe marriage is between one man and one woman, that’s number one. Number two, you know where I come from we had one of those amendments in Wisconsin, I was a big supporter of it and we passed it like you say, where it’s put on the ballot it passes. The second point is, President Obama gave up defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, I mean, not only is this decision to abandon this law the wrong decision, it passed in a bipartisan manner, it is very troubling because it undermines not only traditional marriage but it contradicts our system of government. It’s not the president’s job to pick and choose