Mitt Romney's opposition to gay
marriage was cheered Wednesday when he addressed the NAACP's annual
convention taking place in Houston, Texas.
The cheering was a “bright spot”
for Romney whose speech was marred by several episodes of booing,
including one after he said he would repeal Obamacare.
“Here at the NAACP,” Romney said,
“you understand the deep and lasting difference the family makes.
Your former executive director, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, had it exactly
right. The family, he said, 'remains the bulwark and the mainstay of
the black community. That great truth must not be overlooked.'”
“Any policy that lifts up and honors
the family is going to be good for the country, and that must be our
goal. As president, I will promote strong families, and I will
defend traditional marriage,” Romney said.
leaders in May followed President Barack Obama's lead in
endorsing equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.
Earlier in his speech, Romney said, “I
hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed and sexual
orientation.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
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