If you’re an ally or member of the LGBT community, you probably already know that Mitt Romney wouldn’t be a great President for the gays, unless you’re a part of the highly questionable group of gay conservatives, the Log Cabin Republicans, who recently threw their strength behind the anti-gay GOP candidate. But instead of relying on rumors, here are 10 facts about Mitt Romney’s anti-gay stances that hold more weight than the fact that his campaign spent $500 at homophobic Chick-fil-A.
- As governor, Mitt Romney rejected birth certificates for children born to same-sex couples.
- Romney reportedly physically bullied one of his fellow students in high school.
- Romney would like to divorce legally married same-sex couples through a federal marriage amendment.
- Romney has donated to the National Organization of Marriage–one of the most extreme anti-gay marriage equality groups.
- Romney does not support civil unions.
- Romney said to an LGBT group, “I didn’t know you had families.”
- Romney supports the (now repealed) ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.
- Romney believes that passing the Employee Non-Discrimination act, that would make it illegal for workers or job-seekers to be fired or discriminated against due to their sexual orientation, would “unnecessarily burden” employers.
- As governor, Romney cut funds that were to help LGBT youth.
- And finally, Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, also has a distaste for the gays. Ryan supports banning same-sex marriage on the state and federal level. Ryan also voted against the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and the expansion of hate crime laws to protect the LGBT community.
Unlike Romney, President Barack Obama has an entire section of his campaign site devoted to the issues of LGBT Americans, detailing his accomplishments and stances. If you still think that Romney would be a good President for the homos, you must not be able to read or are clinically insane. Don’t be a Log Cabin self-loathing Republican, and actually vote for a President with your best interests in mind. For the first time in history we have a sitting President who supports gay marriage, so take advantage, vote, and spread the word.
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