WASHINGTON -- A Democratic political action committee cut a new video on Friday that hits Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney for opposing same-sex marriage and other rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Called "Mitt Gets Worse," the video's title is a play on the series of "It Gets Better" videos featuring politicians and celebrities giving messages of hope to LGBT youth facing harassment. Melodramatic music plays throughout the two-minute Romney video, which was released by American Bridge PAC.
The video features clips of Romney over the years defending marriage as being between one man and one woman. In one clip, Romney warns of "a whole host of problems" that would occur if same-sex couples were allowed to get married. In other clips, the former Massachusetts governor says children's development requires having both a mother and a dad.
"If a mother or a father is deceased, the child can learn about the qualities of their departed parent," Romney says in another clip. "His or her psychological development can still be influenced by the contrasting features of both genders."
The video ends with an audiotape of Romney answering questions on Fox News about an incident in high school when he allegedly bullied another student who appeared to be gay. The Washington Post reported Thursday that, as a prep school student, Romney and others pinned down the gay-appearing student and cut his hair.
"I don't remember that incident," Romney says, laughing in response to the question. "I don't remember that incident."