(Boston) Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday that he will seek a way of allowing the Catholic Church an exemption to the state's human rights law that protects gays and lesbians from discrimination.
The state's four bishops have called for an exemption to allow Catholic Charities to refuse to allow gays and lesbians to adopt children.
The bishops say the state law threatens the church's religious freedom by forcing it to do something it considers immoral.
Political leaders on both sides of the aisle at the State House are opposed to amending the law and at first Gov. Romney also rejected the idea.
But Romney, who is expected to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, this week changed his mind.
Under the Massachusetts constitution Romney cannot unilaterally exempt Catholic Charities from the state's anti-discrimination laws, but he said Monday that he wants to find a way of exempting the Church agency.
Pressed by reporters on how he would do that, given the opposition in the legislature, Romney would not elaborate.
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I don't know about Mitt. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if all this is serious or if he is just wooing the base to get himself a nomination if/when he runs for the presidency.