Experts: Romney “exercise[d] illegal legislative authority”

In an article titled Experts: Credit Romney for homosexual marriage, Bob Unruh reports:

While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state – his campaign now saying he took “every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage” – several constitutional experts say that just isn’t so.

“What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority,” Herb Titus said of the governor’s actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. “He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn’t even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything.”
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Could this by why Romney issued this borderline unintelligible blather about families and national character, to inoculate himself against the charge of being anti-family?

Where does our strength and goodness come from? Many Democrats would say that America is great today because of our great government. While our government is great, it is hardly the source of our strength. The source of America’s strength is the American people – hard working, educated, risk-taking, God-loving, family-oriented, sacrificing and freedom-loving people. The American family has always been and will always be the source of American strength … more

Where does our strength and goodness come from? The column must be read to be believed. More on that later.

yours &c.
dr. d.g.

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