The one note of discord came when a teacher told Romney she was insulted by his opposition to gay marriage.
“The comment you made kind of invalidates my family,” said Cynthia Fish, a substitute teacher who lives in Concord with her partner of four years and her two young daughters.
The confrontation came just after Romney explained that he viewed marriage as “primarily an institution for the development and nurture of children.”
Update: In response to many tears shed over Romney’s lack of sensitivity, commenter amosbsk chimes in (here):
It seems to be a leftard need to find a daddy figure, someone who only says “empowering” things, someone to make the bad go away. Romney doesn’t “feel your pain” enough for you? He “invalidates” you? Tough shit, that’s not his problem. If you don’t like his views, which he is entitled to hold, then…wait for it…. don’t f**king vote for him.