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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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This collection gathers together key candidate statements on same-sex marriage from the primary and general election campaigns, illustrating how each candidate's...

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Mitt Romney on Same-Sex Marriage in the Iowa Republican Debate

August 12, 2011
YORK: Do you believe state lawmakers have the right to make same-sex marriage legal in their states?

ROMNEY: I’d far prefer having the representers' people make that decision than justices. But I believe the issue of marriage should be decided at the federal level. [...] And the reason is because people move from state to state of course in a society like ours, they have children. [...] Marriage is a status. It’s not an activity that goes on within the walls of a state. And [as] a result our marriage status relationship should be constant across the country. I believe we should have a federal amendment in the constitution that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and woman, because I believe the ideal place to raise a child is in a home with a mom and a dad.
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Mitt Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007) and the 2012 Republican candidate for president. He is the author of No Apology: The Case for American Greatness (2010). Romney's failed 2008 campaign emphasized his success as a...