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Mitt Romney Lgbt Rights

Our First Election Out Of The Closet

Guy Branum | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay 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.

To My Friends And Family Voting For Romney

Ed Coffin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 12.30.2012 | Gay 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 12.26.2012 | Gay 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 12.25.2012 | Gay 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 | Gay 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 12.23.2012 | Gay 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 12.19.2012 | Gay 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 12.09.2012 | Gay 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.

Mitt Romney's ACLU Membership Card

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

The ACLU never releases the names of our members, whether they're a small business owner, soldier, college student or even a candidate for president of the United States. But here's what we can say and what a lot of voters don't know about Mitt Romney.

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

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay 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.

Mitt Romney And The New Immorality

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Romney admits that what matters to him is giving gay people fewer rights than straight people. Holding onto the "marriage" word is not enough for Romney types; they need to feel superior. Romney's position can be based on no other principle than casting gay people as lesser.

Reject Any Candidate Who Campaigns to Keep Us Second-Class

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Within the LGBT community we will continue to have political debates, but for future generations let us agree that we will not support candidates whose stated goal is to ensure that we will forever remain second-class citizens.