Mitt Romney has said he would want his
grandchildren to be happy if they turned out to be gay.
Romney made his comments Wednesday
during an appearance on Spanish network Univision's Meet the
Candidates forum held in Coral Gables, Florida.
When asked what his advice would be to
one his five sons if he turned out to be gay and wanted to get
married, Romney joked that his sons “are married, so I'd be
“But I have grandchildren,” he
continued, “and I love my children and I love my grandchildren.
And I would of course want them to be happy.”
“My view is this: That individuals
should be able to pursue a relationship of love and respect and raise
a family as they would choose. I would like to have the term
marriage continue to be associated with a relationship between one
man and one woman.”
“That certainly doesn't prevent two
people of the same gender living in a loving relationship together
having a domestic partnership, if you will.” (The video is
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