Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:29 PM
William769 (48,802 posts)
Romney Will Turn Back LGBT Rights
When the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Mitt Romney this week, many LGBT voters may have found themselves scratching their heads. And for good reason. The national group purports to be the conservative voice for the LGBT community, but in throwing their support behind Mittens, they align themselves with other vehemently anti-gay organizations that have done the same.
While Romney may be speaking out of both sides of his mouth the closer we get to Nov. 6 (Obama is projected to get 253 electoral votes to Romney’s 191), he’s also the same guy who signed the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) pledge to stand against marriage equality if elected, which means supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would block the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage – even in states where it’s been legalized. It could also have a major impact on appointing Supreme Court justices, which should have gays and women shaking in their electoral booties.
Not only has Romney won support from anti-gay NOM, but he’s supported this hate group for years. And his running mate Paul Ryan (a guy who’s voted against gay adoption and other issues in his home state of Wisconsin) has really been making the rounds, promising leaders of arch-conservative Evangelical organizations (you know, the folks who believe in locking up gay kids and subjecting them to harsh “therapy” to “straighten” them out – a practice that’s already been outlawed in California and could become a law in Pennsylvania in hopes of protecting minors) that the Romney-Ryan administration would, indeed, be dedicated to turning back LGBT rights. No buts about it.
It’s interesting while Ryan has called LGBT issues “meaningless,” he’s also been spending the last few weeks courting these anti-gay conservative groups. How meaningless are they, Paul, when you would sit down with guys from NOM and Focus on Family to tout anti-gay views, like how gay marriage isn’t an “American value?” He really did say that.
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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:57 PM
patrice (47,992 posts)
1. My guess is, for all of his dancing around, maybe this, maybe that on all of the other issues, LGBT
Civil Rights is the single issue against which he MUST deliver or become himself the target of the Civil War II preached by the likes of Lou Engle et al.