I'm sure Gov. Romney has spent many nights by his wife Ann's hospital bedside as she battles multiple sclerosis. The next time he finds himself in that position, I hope he doesn't have to hear a presidential candidate say that's not his "right" but a "privilege."
For Ann Romney, being with her family when she needed them most was a right, but for me, it is a "benefit" that may or may not be granted. One would think Mrs. Romney's health problems would have made Mr. Romney more empathetic toward those facing similar problems. Apparently not.
This week Romney apparently believes that it should be up to the states to decide whether or not a spouse or child of gay and lesbian men and women should have the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital.
A confession: I haven't always supported putting same-sex marriage at the forefront of the LGBT-rights movement. Recently, though, I've come to realize that the push for marriage equality is probably a good thing for the fight for other LGBT rights too.