Shortly after President Barack Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts that he had completed his evolution on same-sex marriage — and it was his personal belief that it should be legal — likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney took questions from reporters and reiterated his personal support for traditional marriage.
“States are able to make decisions with regards to domestic partnership benefits such as hospital visitation rights, benefits and so forth of various kinds can be determined state by state,” Romney told reporters at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s Oklahoma City headquarters. “But my view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that’s my own preference. I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic as are many social issues, but I have the same view that I’ve had since running for office.”
As to whether or not Obama had changed his view, Romney would not commit to having an opinion on the president. (VIDEO: Obama comes out in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage)
“I believe that based upon the interview that he gave today on ABC, it’s said that he had changed his view, but you’re a better judge of that than I,” Romney said. “I just saw the reports that he had previously said he opposed same-sex marriage and now, according to ABC News, he’s saying that he supports it. So if that’s the case, then you’ll be able to make that determination on your own.”