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July 27, 2012

Amazon.com Founder Gives $2.5 Million To Pro-Same Sex Marriage Effort, GOP Mayors And Governors Vow To Prevent Them From Doing Business

Just kidding about the last part. Unlike many high profile Democratic office holders, most Republicans actually respect the First Amendment (John McCain being the obvious exception).

Still, the difference in reaction between Chik-fil-a's statement in support of marriage and the lack of one to the actions of Jeff Bezos and other tech titans in support of redefining marriage is telling.

Billionaire Amazon.com founder and president Jeff Bezos is donating $2.5 million to help a Washington state law that legalized gay marriage survive a referendum this November. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are now among the largest donors to gay marriage in the country, The New York Times reported.

I really want to see Romney get into this when he gets back. This isn't simply about defending marriage, it's about defending the right to take a position contrary to government executives and not fearing you'll be punished. For those who say Romney shouldn't talk about anything but jobs, fine. Talk about Democrats who prioritize the redefinition of marriage over jobs and new businesses.

Mitt should challenge Obama to take a stand. That would force him to either be on the side of his new friends in the redefine marriage camp or put him squarely against freedom and jobs.

Seems like a win/win for Mitt. Will he take it?


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