- Associated Press - Saturday, May 12, 2012

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney is telling students at a Christian university that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Romney on Saturday told the Liberty University commencement that marriage is an “enduring” institution that’s reserved for one man and one woman. He also says that culture — “what you believe, how you live, what you value — it matters.”

The crowd cheered his comments, made days after Democratic President Barack Obama embraced same-sex marriage.

Romney avoided talking about his own faith but says Judeo-Christian values have driven American success.


Romney says that students at the university will bring “moral certainty” and “clear standards” to their jobs and lives. He also says that America has trusted in “God, not man,” since its founding.

Romney spoke Saturday morning in Lynchburg.