As a gay-marriage proponent, I was pleased to learn that, as governor, Willard “Mitt” Romney (R., Mass.) issued at least 189 special-issue, one-day marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005 alone. These documents let 378 people enjoy nuptials administered by relatives, friends, and others who normally do not perform weddings, as judges and clergy routinely do.
This boost for gay marriage surprised me, given Romney’s numerous contrary pronouncements on the matter.
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