Romney Reacts To Obama: ‘My Preference’ That Marriage Remain Between A Man And A Woman

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gave a brief press conference to respond to President Obama’s assertion today that he believes gay people should be allowed to get married. Romney reiterated his position that he believes marriage is an institution between a man and a woman.

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“I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” said Romney.

States are able to make decisions with regards to domestic partnership benefits, such as hospital visitation rights. Benefits of various kinds can be determined state by state, but my view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s my own preference. I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic, as are many social issues. I have the same view that I’ve had since running for office.

When asked if Obama had changed his opinion on the matter of gay marriage, Romney said that based on the interview the President gave to ABC the believes he did changed his opinion. “I just saw the reports that he had previously said he opposed same-sex marriage and now, according to ABC News, he said he supports it.”

Watch the press conference below via CNN:

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