Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accompanied by his wife Ann and son Josh, visits the Solidarity Monument Site in Gdansk, Poland, Monday, July 30, 2012.
The Romney campaign responded cautiously to today’s news that the Democratic Party platform draft includes support for marriage equality to criticize the move, reiterating Mitt Romney’s stated position on the subject.
“Governor Romney has been consistent in his support for traditional marriage,” Romney spokesman Ryan Williams told BuzzFeed, when asked for the campaign and candidate’s response to the news.
As previously reported at BuzzFeed, Romney has been consistent on that position. It is, rather, President Obama’s position on the rights of same-sex couples to have their relationships recognized that has changed over the years.
The move by the Democrats — which would make them the first major party in the country to include marriage equality as a part of its party platform — is notable. But, given the recent history of strident Republican (and Democratic) opposition to same-sex marriage, the Romney campaign’s muted response may be just as notable, coming on the heels of increasing numbers of polls showing that more and more Americans are growing comfortable with the notion of same-sex couples being treated equally under marriage laws.
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