Sunday, October 21, 2012

Romney: Hospital Visitation For Gay Couples Are ‘Benefits’ Not Rights

Mitt Romney wants you to know that allowing same-sex couples to visit each other in the hospital is a benefit — not a civil right — and he will let states take away that “benefit” if they want to. Two years ago, President Obama mandated that all hospitals treat same-sex couples with the same rights as married heterosexual couples, including visitation rights. (That’s also included, separately, in Obamacare.)
Also on the table, filed under “states rights” and not civil rights, is adoption of children by same-sex couples, and, presumably, single gay people.
“Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman,” Romney advisor Bay Buchanan told Buzzfeed today. “Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children. I referred to the Tenth Amendment only when speaking about these kinds of benefits – not marriage.”  Full story here!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If this ass hat isn't a "Clear and Present Danger" to America, I don't know what is.

Anonymous said...

We have few if any real "rights" in America anymore. We have benefits and privileges that can be altered or taken away at the whim of some politician or president. Romney, the Tea Party and the American Taliban do indeed pose a danger to all Americans, but so few realize it or want to believe it.

Anonymous said...

SUPPORT LOVE <3.. F**K ROMNEY....