GOP '08 candidate Romney's gay problem:
Only in a media culture where claims must be presented without examination of their veracity, lest the presence of facts be considered a liberal bias, could we get this ridiculous headline: Romney against bias to gays despite opposition to gay marriage.
Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday he opposes discrimination against gays and lesbians despite his ongoing battles to outlaw same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, including a pending lawsuit.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦"I'm not in favor of discrimination of any kind including people who have a different sexual preference than myself," Romney said during the brief interview. "At the same time I'm very committed to traditional marriage between one man and one woman and believe that marriage should be preserved in that way."
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦"I don't think there's any conflict between feeling that all people deserve respect and tolerance and that discrimination is wrong and a belief that marriage is between a man and a woman," Romney said Monday.Sure, sure -- no conflict at all. Except for the inconvenient little fact that "a belief that marriage is between a man an a woman," in spite of its positive-sounding spin, still doesn't really mean anything legally aside from denying rights to same-sex couples, i.e. discriminating against them. So, in fact, there is some conflict and Romney is in favor of at least one kind of discrimination.