The wedding was a big social event in Boston. The couple had worked for former Governor William Weld and was well known in the world of Massachusetts politics. Attendees included the president of the state Senate, the mayor of Boston, an Episcopalian bishop, two former governors, and many other high-profile members of both political parties. The same-sex wedding of Kevin Smith and Mitchell Adams was definitely the place to be on June 22.
One man, however, didn?t attend. That?s Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. He was in Washington, D.C., asking Congress to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex ?marriage.?
Well, give Governor Romney credit. It can?t be easy to take such a stand against so many members of his own state government and his own party. But the governor recognizes something that they don?t?something that won?t let him stay silent and go along with the crowd.
Romney told Congress, ?[The courts] viewed marriage as an institution principally designed for adults. Adults are who they saw. Adults stood before them in the courtroom. And so they thought of adult rights, equal rights for adults.? But, Romney pointed out, even if this deeply flawed view had been correct, adult rights are the least important issue at stake. He testified, ?Marriage is principally for the nurturing and development of children. The children of America have the right to have a father and a mother.?
Unlike the politically correct crowd, you see, Romney understands that having a mother and a mother, or a father and a father, is not the same thing. And what?s taking place in his own state, where the courts have forced same-sex ?marriage? on the population, has Romney worried. On Massachusetts marriage licenses, the words bride and groom have already been replaced with ?Party A? and ?Party B.? Now, Romney told Congress, ?My Department of Public Health has asked whether we must rewrite our state birth certificates to conform to our Court?s same-sex ?marriage? ruling. Must we remove ?father? and ?mother? and replace them with ?parent A? and ?parent B???