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GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney: I'm more pro-gay than Teddy Kennedy

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I remember when Mitt Romney ran against Ted Kennedy for the US Senate in 1994. Romney couldn't do more to show that he wasn't just as pro-gay as Ted Kennedy, he was MORE gay than Kennedy. And now the evidence is coming out. It's going to be a hoot if Romney runs for president as the Republican candidate.

This just in from the Boston Globe:

When he ran against Ted Kennedy for the Senate in 1994, Romney wrote a letter to the Massachusetts Log Cabin Club, pledging that as "we seek to establish full equality for American gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent." During that same campaign, Romney was accused of once describing gay people as "perverse." In response, Romney's campaign vehemently denied that he used the word "perverse" and said that he respected "all people regardless of their race, creed, or sexual orientation."

While running for governor in 2002, Romney and his running mate, Kerry Healey, distributed pink fliers at a Gay Pride parade, declaring "Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride weekend." He backed domestic partner benefits for public employees, winning the endorsement of the national Log Cabin Republicans. In his inaugural speech, he promised to defend civil rights "regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or race."

As governor, he appointed openly gay and lesbian people to high-profile administration positions. He doubled the budget line item for the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, until he tried to disband it last May -- more political theater for the Republican right.
So, Romney was a big gay-lover just until the last two years when he decided he needed the religious right gay-haters in order to become president. Typical, pathetic Republican. They are a party that no longer believes in anything. Their politicians will do anything, so anything, in order to win your vote. The only thing they won't do is actually vote their conscience. Everything is calculated, and everything is a lie.

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