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Says that -- crushed -- -- governor Romney you have changed your position.
In the last ten years on abortion.
On gay rights on guns you say keeping an open mind.
Is a strength but some of your critics say that every one of these moves has been to your political advantage when.
You're running in Massachusetts you took liberal positions running now as president.
You take more conservative positions.
Is that principle or is it just politics.
Well -- begin by taking exception with your list there I did change when I quit line gay rights.
I am I am firmly.
In support of people not being discriminate against based upon their sexual orientation at the same time I oppose same sex marriage that's been my position from the beginning.
With regards to abortion that I change my mind.
With -- to abortion I had the experience -- coming into office running for governor saying you know I'm gonna keep the laws as they exist in the state.
And they were pro choice laws so effectively -- -- pro choice that I had a bill can in my desk.
-- didn't just keep the losses they were but that would have created new embryos for the purpose of destroying them.
I studied it and some depth -- concluded I simply could not sign on to take human life.
I vetoed that bill I went to -- -- to the Boston Globe.
I described for them why I am pro life every decision I took as governor was taken on the stock side of life I'm firmly pro life I've learned over time.
Like Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush and others my experience of life over.
Years has told me that sometimes I was wrong.
Where I was wrong I've tried to -- myself if I just pick up you say the one issue -- I was wrong on was gay rights correct certain.
It was -- was it I don't recall the -- Elizabeth -- gay rights and dobbs.
-- yeah I've always supported the Second Amendment.
And and we had a piece of legislation McCain to our -- that would have.
-- provided an assault weapon ban the gun lobby favored it because it also did things that the gun lobby wanted working with them we decided to sign the bill.
So you can say well that I've changed my position on that but I've been pro gun and continue to be program.
If I -- -- in 1994.
When you're running.
For the senate you wrote a letter to Log Cabin Republicans in which you said.
I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek full equality for America's gay.
And lesbian citizens I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.
Who was Ted Kennedy.
In 1994 you also said -- supported not only an assault weapons ban but also a five day waiting period.
And in 2002 when you were running as governor you said that you supported.
The top gun control laws in Massachusetts.
And then as you say in 2004 you also signed.
An assault weapons ban.
So you are still more of a champion of gay rights than Ted Kennedy -- -- I think I think he just said exactly what I said which is this not what the -- they -- I can say that I do not believe discriminating against people based upon their sexual orientation.
There's some people who do I had a member of my administration my cabinet to us it was -- I didn't ask justices that I was looking to appoint rather people who are applicants for jobs what their sexual orientation -- I believe -- a Republican.
I had potential to fight for anti discrimination in a way that would be even better than Senator Kennedy is a Democrat was expected to do so.
At the same time Chris in 1994.
And throughout my career I've said I oppose same sex marriage.
Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.
My view is let me tell -- protect protect the sanctity of marriage.
Protect the sanctity of life that's my view I've had it for many years thank you --
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