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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.

Mitt Romney Calls On Jan Brewer To Veto Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out Tuesday against Arizona's controversial anti-gay legislation known as SB 1062, calling o...

Our First Election Out Of The Closet

Guy Branum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Guy Branum

We're used to hiding: hiding externally to protect ourselves from the hostility of others, and hiding in our own heads from reminders of a world that rejects us. But times have changed. President Obama has come out in support of us. We have to come out in support of ourselves, too.

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...

To My Friends And Family Voting For Romney

Ed Coffin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ed Coffin

You are going to ensure that my rights continue to be stripped away because you want to vote for the guy who has provided no clear economic plan and gets ripped apart by even fiscally conservative publications. Think about what a slap in the face that is.

An Open Letter To LGBT Romney Supporters

David Groshoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Groshoff

Twenty-two percent of LGBT registered voters support Mitt Romney. I'm not in that 22 percent, but you are. I want to discuss a few issues to explain why I'm not, and why, even without knowing you, I believe it's against your and our country's interest for you to cast your vote for Romney.

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 Big Lie: 'I Love My Gay Friends, But I'm Voting For Romney Anyway'

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christopher Hennessy

We have a week left. Share your feelings with those who love you, and ask that they do the right thing. Tell them that the future they think Romney will give them comes at a cost, sadly. And it might not be their friends but their very children who ask for their money back.

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.

Romney: 'Some Gays Are Actually Having Children. It's Not Right on Paper. It's Not Right in Fact.'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

We've witnessed many Mitt Romneys, but the one unearthed yesterday is perhaps the most vicious and cruel: a zealot who, as governor, became hellbent on stigmatizing the children of gay and lesbian parents, labeling them outcasts and causing them to suffer hardship throughout their lives.

Trickle-Down Bullying

Max von Essen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Max von Essen

I feel sorry for every gay and questioning child who might have to listen to a potential president who believes he or she is not equal. It gives permission to every authority figure, every politician, every teacher, every bully on the playground to push you around. It is trickle-down bullying.

Why A President Romney Could Be Good For The Gay Community

Wayne Anderson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Queer Voices
Wayne Anderson

How could Mitt Romney winning the White House be a good thing for the gay community? On the surface it seems totally counterintuitive, but a Romney presidency could be a golden opportunity.

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.

History Moves in One Direction: Forward

Joel Simkhai | Posted 09.20.2012 | Queer Voices
Joel Simkhai

We must inform ourselves about who's running to represent us in our states and in our congressional districts -- and how they plan to vote on our rights once they take office. We must fight off disillusionment and apathy.

What Will Gay Rights Look Like In Four Years?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just this weekend, Mitt Romney finally announced his running mate: Paul Ryan. Now that we have both major Presidential tickets ready for the fina...

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. ...

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.

Mitt Romney's Got 99 Problems, And Equality Is Number 1!

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Not only did Romney reaffirm his support for inequality after the president's announcement last week, stating that "marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," but he recently reversed a statement he made on gay adoption.

Let Me Guess: Mitt Romney Has Gay Friends

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Having gay friends doesn't absolve one of anti-gay prejudice any more than loving one's wife and daughters absolves one of defunding Planned Parenthood. Even if you'd be happy to have gay people over to dinner, that doesn't give you a pass to deny them fundamental rights.

Laura Bassett

Romney Bullying Story Creates Awkward Timing For House Vote | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Last week's blockbuster report in the Washington Post that Mitt Romney bullied a closeted gay classmate in prep school creates a bit of uncomfortable ...

WATCH: O'Reilly Dismisses Romney Story

Posted 07.12.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly dismissed the prep school story that has shaken up Mitt Romney's campaign, calling it "dumb" on his Friday show. The Washington Post ...

Romney Tries To Steer Conversation Away From Gay Rights

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and KASIE HUNT | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Republican Mitt Romney is trying to shift his campaign's focus back to the sluggish economic recovery and will use a commence...

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney Bullied LGBT Youth Commission As Governor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after the Washington Post published a piece on Mitt Romney's prep school pranks -- which included forcibly cutting the hair o...