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Romney: Since Mass. won't let people vote against gay marriage, we need a federal amendment
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Friday June 15, 2007
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CNN reported on Friday that "a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman will not make it on the ballot in Massachusetts."

They then showed Mitt Romney objecting that "they could either take the decision away from the people or they could give the decision to the people, and the state legislature of Massachusetts decided to not allow the people to vote on the definition of marriage."

Romney's proposed answer to this refusal to allow "the people" to choose was that "we need to have a Federal marriage amendment ... because states like Massachusetts will take the course they did."

The following video is from CNN. (Some readers have reported problems viewing this video, so links to download it are included below in Windows Media and Quicktime formats.)