In his speech Friday at the Values
Voter Summit, Paul Ryan told attendees that Mitt Romney will defend
marriage, a reference to Romney's opposition to gay marriage.
“For most of us, it was settled long
ago that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from
government,” Ryan said.
“A disregard for rights … a growing
government and a static economy … a country where everything is
free but us: This is where it is all trending.”
“But my friends, that road has an
exit, just ahead, and it is marked 'Tuesday, November 6, 2012.'”
“We can be confident in the rightness
of our cause, and also in the integrity and readiness of the man who
“He's solid and trustworthy, faithful
and honorable. Not only a defender of marriage, he offers an example
of marriage at its best.”
Ryan was Friday's keynote speaker at
the conference hosted by the Christian conservative group Family
Research Council (FRC).
Tony Perkins compares being gay to drug abuse.)
Romney was among the Republican
candidates who last summer signed a
National Organization for Marriage (NOM) pledge in support of a
federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Ryan's entire speech at C-SPAN.)