At 8/2/12 03:42 PM, kewlboy05 wrote:
im not gay myself but you may not like gays but think about it gays are people too they have feelings and there choice is there choice. you shouldnt ban gay marriage. what if someone banned straight marriage a whole lot of people would be angry right just let people be who they want to be. you will be ruining peoples lives. you shouldnt vote for romney if he tears apart thousands of peoples lives!
Good evening kewlboy05, this is Mitt Romney and I would like to address a few misconceptions that you have presented with your initial post.
Firstly, the President of the United States does not have the absolute power to legalize gay marriage. the congress must first pass the law before he or she can actually veto or sign the bill into law. A President can propose the law, but the Congress must vote on it before he or she can actually make into an official law. Also, the Supreme Court may review the law and deem it as constitutional or unconstitutional, which could make or break the bill from even being able to be upheld. Even then, it will most likely be decided on the state level, not the federal level.
Secondly, the current President, Barack Obama, is personally for gay marriage, but has stated himself that he is not yet going to take action on it as he will keep decisions in the states' power as seen in this CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/10/politics/obama-same-sex-marria ge/index.html . Naturally, another president will not be able to ban or legalize gay marriage on the national level. It will happen on the state level.
Finally, gay marriage will be legalized across the USA no matter who the president will be in 2012 and future years to come. These progressing civil rights will evolve from not only LGBT, but to other, more taboo areas such as marrying a brother or sister, polygamy, etc. It's only a matter of time.