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Lila Shapiro

New Poll Shows Rocky Road To White House For Any Anti-Gay Republican | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It’s tough being a Republican presidential hopeful these days. The GOP's hard-core conservative base vociferously opposes same-sex marriage, but Ame...

What Will 2016 Mitt Romney Say About Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Unlike those of the other possible candidates of the GOP establishment, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, Romney's positions on gays have been more defined and extreme -- and more consistent and reiterated much more recently, especially since he veered far right in the primaries in 2012. Any change will be seen as a yet another major flip-flop.

Romney Not Budging On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney still opposes gay marriage, he said during a recent interview with Fox News. During a four-min...

Lila Shapiro

Romney Adviser On Supporting Gay Marriage: 'We've Got To Start To Modernize' | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A year and a half after former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney pledged to oppose efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, his leading adviser dur...

Sam Stein

Gingrich, Starting GOP Overhaul, Urges New Approach To Immigration, Gay Marriage | Sam Stein | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich blames Mitt Romney for being a bad candidate. More than that, he blames the Republican party for fostering a corrosive...

WATCH: What You Need To Know If You're Gay And Voting For Romney

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you're gay and voting for Mitt Romney, Ryan James Yezak has a few things to tell you. Yezak, the filmmaker behind the viral "The Gay Rights Mov...

Amanda Terkel

Log Cabin Republicans' Romney Endorsement Prompts Couple To End Membership | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Log Cabin Republicans have been important in Kevin and Don Norte's lives. They run a blog called "BlogCabin: Our Life As Gay Republi...

The Mitt I Battled

Marc Solomon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Solomon

In offering up their endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, the Log Cabin Republicans alleged that "as his record as Governor of Massachusetts suggests, [Romney] will not waste his precious time in office with legislative attacks on LGBT Americans." That assertion is wildly incorrect.

Big Romney Rejection Causes Uproar

Boston Globe | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

It seemed like a minor adjustment. To comply with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in 2003, the state Regis...

Married, But Not Married

Glenn Michael Gordon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Glenn Michael Gordon

Even if you could be certain that a particular candidate would be better for the economy, would you still vote for him if he threatened to put an end to your marriage, prevent you from receiving survivor benefits, and risk your losing your home?

Please Defriend Me

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

If you plan to vote for Mitt Romney, you are putting a nail into my civil rights coffin, and I'd rather not have friends who think I deserve anything less than equal treatment under the law.

Log Cabin Republicans Kidding Themselves About A Romney Supreme Court

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Keegan

I'm not surprised that the Log Cabin Republicans have gone against the best interests of LGBT Americans in endorsing Mitt Romney. Responding to their rationalization would normally not be worth the time, but one of their attempts at self-justification deserves a response.

Setting It Straight: Why Gays Won't Win

Michael Solis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Solis

How did it come to be that lesbians and gays still have to contort themselves to fit into some straight mold? An undeniable factor is leadership. The LGBT community lives in a world that has been designed by and for straight people -- or straight white males.

Mitt Romney, From A Gay Man's Perspective

Scott Terry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Terry

The primary stumbling block between us is the fact that I am gay and Mitt is a Mormon. I know where his heart lies. I couldn't possibly vote for someone who might govern for his religion first and will never support my right to enjoy the freedoms that everyone in our country wishes for.

'Robot' Romney Reportedly Had Awkward Meeting With LGBT Couples

Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

A new account detailing Mitt Romney's interactions with same-sex couples was published Tuesday, alleging that the former governor had an uncomfortable...

Mitt Romney, Marriage, and Freedom

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

"I will honor the institution of marriage," Romney said. It was out of place in a speech meant to evoke freedom, family, and economic prosperity.

'Obama Supports Gay Marriage and Abortion, Do You?'

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

As far as I was concerned marriage was between a man and a woman -- and they could have it. I knew that marriage was a product of the patriarchy. And I had broken free!

Gay Rights Groups To Advertise During Republican Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Guests at the Republican National Convention next week will see TV spots featuring a prominent member of their party, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, v...

Sam Stein

GOP Groups Worry Party Platform's Focus On Social Issues Will Harm Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 election was not supposed to play out like this. The Tea Party, with its obsessive focus on the debt, was ascending. Mitt Ro...

Five Gay Rights Measures Gov. Romney Can Support Right Now to Help Him Win the Election

David Lampo | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
David Lampo

This election will undoubtedly be decided on the issues of jobs and the economy, but the issue of gay rights may well play a measurable role for both candidates in November. Unlike President Obama, Romney will have a delicate balancing act to perform on this issue.

Gay Man To Republican Dad: 'A Vote For Mitt Romney Is A Vote Against Me'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay man's poignant letter, written in hopes of swaying his conservative father from voting for Mitt Romney, is circulating through the blogosphere. ...

Gay Controversy Is Not About the Food

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Maggie Lamond Simone

This is not about chicken. And it's not about cake. It's not about free speech, and it's not about the Bible. This is about fear, and prejudice, and bigotry. This is about basic human decency.

Mitt Gets Worse

Rick Jacobs | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Mitt Romney has earned a well-deserved reputation as a flip-flopper -- changing his positions in whatever direction advances his career. But when it comes to LGBT issues, there's one thing you can always count on: Mitt Gets Worse.

Brad Pitt's Mom Pens Anti-Gay Letter To Local Newspaper

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Brad Pitt may be known as one of Hollywood's most gay-friendly leading men, but his mother's views are evidently less open-minded. In a letter to Mi...

Obama 'Revolves,' Romney 'Devolves': Now the Rest of the Campaign Begins!

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This is an important election and the American people will give voice to their vision of the future. Marriage equality will be but a sidebar, a small part of the panoply of issues that will foretell how American's want their nation to look in the next 50 years.