The gay community in Hollywood will no doubt be more supportive of President Obama in the face of his statements supporting gay marriage. On the flip side, his likely opponent, Mitt Romney, stated his support for traditional marriage. However, that opens up the issue of the Romney family history of polygamous Mormonism.
Mitt Romney’s own father, George W. Romney was actually born in Colania Dublan, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico, because the Romney’s were part of a polygamous Mormon sect that left the United States for the security of Mexico because polygamy was illegal in the United States. George W. Romney’s own parents were American citizens, however with their religious beliefs in polygamy illegal, they sought security in Mexico until political turmoil in Mexico forced George Romney’s family to come back to the United States to finally settle in Salt Lake City, Utah.
So does Mitt Romney support traditional marriage these days? Yes, but traditional marriage sure wasn’t always part of the Romney family. Romney’s own grandfather was from a Mormon generation who believed that marriage was between a man and a woman, and another woman, and another woman, and another woman, and another woman….
President Obama will no gain some stronger financial support from his views on gay marriage, and likely gain and lose some votes as well. And Mitt Romney might gain some support from Obama’s statements as well. But, that’s only if the Romney family history of polygamy doesn’t really become a discussion point in the news.