OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Mitt Romney says he believes marriage
should be restricted to one man and one woman and that he's held
that view "since running for office."
Romney on Wednesday called same sex-marriage "a very tender and
sensitive topic" as he contrasted his position with President
Barack Obama's unequivocal declaration of support Wednesday for
allowing same-sex couples to marry.
Obama is the first president in history to support gay marriage.
Polls show the country is evenly divided on the issue.
Romney did not go so far as to accuse Obama of changing his
position on the issue. Questioned by reporters, the presumptive
Republican nominee for president said news reports indicate Obama
has shifted his stance.
Romney said in Oklahoma City yesterday that states should be
able to decide whether to grant certain legal benefits to same-sex