Monday, October 29, 2012

'Video footage shows Romney lying about same-sex families' and other Monday news briefs

I talked about these comments from Romney about same-sex families last week and here they are now on video.  And while making these comment, Romney told a deliberate lie:

One of two video clips that Waas has now uploaded to YouTube shows Romney speaking to conservative voters in South Carolina in 2005, as he was testing the waters for a presidential bid, discussing his battle with the Registry of Vital Statistics and Records regarding the birth certificate forms. Romney distorted the Registry of Vital Statistics' plan, which was to change the labeling of boxes on the forms from "father" and "mother" to "father or second parent" and "mother or second parent." He claimed the plan was to change the form to have "Parent A" and Parent B" boxes, when, as the documents Waas obtained show, those terms were not in fact used:
"Today, same-sex couples are marrying, under the law, in Massachusetts. Some gays are actually having children born to them. We've been asked to remove the phrase "mother" and "father" and replace it with "parent A" and "parent B." It's not right on paper. It's not right in fact. Every child has the right to have a mother and father."

In other news:

 First out of the gate: fundie pastor blames Obama, Romney and TEH GAY for Hurricane Sandy - Tell me you didn't see this coming. At least he didn't blame us for those awful uniforms the Pittsburgh Steelers wore yesterday.  

CCL of Maine flips Thurgood Marshall quote; repurposes positivity for fear - Apparently religious right groups are doing down a list of all of the civil rights leaders whose quotes they can distort.  

Anti-bullying program draws more participants despite boycott call - In your face, American Family Association!

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