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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:46 PM

Mitt Romney Discloses Contributions to Antigay Groups

Tax returns unveiled by Mitt Romney today show contributions to two antigay organizations, including one that campaigned against a transgender rights bill by implying trans people are sexual predators.

The Human Rights Campaign points out a report by CNN that says Romney's charitable foundation gave at least $35,000 to antigay groups in 2010, with $10,000 going to the Massachusetts Family Institute, which ran radio ads last year warning parents that a transgender civil rights bill could lead to all manner of danger in bathrooms.

One woman said in a radio ad that if the legislation passed (which it did), she wouldn’t let her daughter use the restroom alone anymore. And the group's website showed a restroom door with the provocative message, “Who’s going to be waiting for your wife and daughter?”

The Massachusetts Family Institute is perhaps best known for sponsoring a 2007 anti–marriage equality amendment, which failed to get on the ballot in that state. Romney was governor there from 2003 until 2007 and opposed same-sex marriage.

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/01/24/Mitt_Romney_Discloses_Contributions_to_Antigay_Groups/

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. This might earn...

Mittens some love from the revolting base.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:58 PM

2. If I remember correctling -I've been poor so long now I've forgotten- you can deduct

your charitables and even pay less tax. Remember his donations are to himself.

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