SAVECALIFORNIA.COM NEWS RELEASE
April 2, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
Which Republican presidential candidates support 'LGBT Pride Day"
for children, the abolition of marriage licenses?
Report Card on the Natural Family reveals records of Newt, Ron, Mitt and Rick
Sacramento, California -- A West Coast based family issues organization has researched the records of the Republican presidential candidates and has found that Mitt Romney at least twice urged children to celebrate homosexual-bisexual-transsexual lifestyles and Ron Paul wants government-issued marriage licenses abolished.
"What candidates have done in the past is the most reliable indicator of what they'll do in the future," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com and SaveAmerica.com, a longtime West Coast pro-family leader and a registered independent. "While most of the Republican presidential candidates claim to represent family and moral values, let the actual record show they are marching to different drummers on marriage rights, adoption, schoolchildren, obscenity laws, the military, the Boy Scouts, and the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual political agenda."
See records of all four candidates in the documentation of the Report Card on the Natural Family.
FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF CANDIDATES' RECORDS AS COMPILED IN THE REPO RT CARD ON THE NATURAL FAMILY:
Mitt Romney championed "Gay/Straight Youth Pride Day"
"Youth Pride marches on," Bay Windows, May 22, 2003: Approximately 5,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and their straight supporters took to the streets for the annual Gay/Straight Youth Pride March and Rally in Boston May 17. The day kicked off with a noon rally at Copley Square . As the crowd on the green in front of Trinity Church swelled to overflowing and spilled onto surrounding sidewalks, speakers including openly gay elected officials U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, state Sens. Jarrett Barrios and Cheryl Jacques and state Rep. Liz Malia stressed the importance of state funding for GLBT youth programs. They called on young people to actively lobby their legislators to preserve the funding, which has been dramatically reduced in the past year due to the state's fiscal woes. GCGLY Chair Vin McCarthy read a proclamation from Gov. Mitt Romney declaring May 17 Gay/Straight Youth Pride Day. Henry said she was gratified by Romney's recognition of the event. "He certainly has been supportive of the volunteer efforts of the commission," she said. "And he certainly is interested in protecting the safety of all of the kids."
Governor Mitt Romney's proclamations promoting Massachusetts "Gay/Straight Youth Pride Day"
> 2003 proclamation
> 2004 proclamation
Romney Administration 2006 "Youth Pride" press release: "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE YOUTH PRIDE!" MASSACHUSETTS YOUTH PRIDE COMMITTEE TO TRANSFORM BOSTON COMMON INTO " RAINBOW CITY " FOR 12TH ANNUAL YOUTH PRIDE CELEBRATION. Boston, March 27, 2006 -- In celebration of their lives and diversity, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) youth and their supporters will gather by the thousands to kick off Massachusetts ' 12th annual Youth Pride on Saturday.
> Photos and coverage of 2006 Massachusetts "Gay/Straight Youth Pride Day":
source photos here and more source photos here
Ron Paul's statements in favor of abolishing government-issued marriage licenses
John Stossel interview with Ron Paul, ABC News, 2008: STOSSEL: Should gays be allowed to marry... (PAUL: Sure...) ...if the state says we believe in this? PAUL: Sure...they can do whatever they want, they can call it whatever they want, just so they don't expect to impose their relationship on somebody else." "Matter of fact, I'd like to see all governments out of the marriage question. I don't think it's a state function, I believe it's a religious function."
Ron Paul 2008 Google interview: Paul: "What I want to do is protect the right of freedom of contract, which is one of the elements of a free society that's crucial. It's free contract. It's similar to the free association of two individuals in a social sense, in sexual sense, and in religious sense -- you don't want to interfere." Question: "A gay marriage, you'd be supportive of that?" Paul's answer: "I'm supportive of all voluntary associations, and people can call it whatever they want."
"The Truth-O-Meter Says Ron Paul doesn't believe in marriage licenses," Austin American-Stateman PolitiFact Texas Dec. 27, 2011: But ideally, he says, each individual could define marriage as he or she pleases, so long as force is not used to impose the definition on others. It's a matter of free speech, he says, in keeping with the First Amendment. This week, Paul said he favors leaving regulations involving marriage up to the states, according to a Dec. 21, 2011, news article posted by The Boston Globe. According to the newspaper, Paul said at a New Hampshire stop: "Why should the government be telling you what marriage is all about? You might have one definition. I have another definition." Speaking later to reporters, Paul said: "My personal opinion is government shouldn't be involved. The whole country would be better off if individuals made those decisions and it was a private matter," the Globe reported. Paul refers to the licensing mandate in another part of the marriage chapter, saying: "The best approach is to make marriage a private matter. When we no longer believe that civilization is dependent on government expansion, regulating excesses, and a license for everything we do, we will know that civilization and the ideas of liberty are advancing." "Licensing for social reasons reflects the intolerant person's desire to mold other people's behavior to their standard," Paul writes. "Both depend on the use of illegitimate government force."
See records of all four candidates in the documentation of Report Card on the Natural Family.
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