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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bristol Palin's child lives in a single-parent home, and she is about to exploit him for her own financial gain. Nevertheless, she is telling me that I cannot legalize my 16-year relationship with my partner because kids are better off with two parents.