Skip to comments.Romney-Ryan Ticket Out of Touch with Americans on LGBT Equality (Lavender Mafia not happy)
Posted on 08/11/2012 8:14:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate this morning, giving us a 2012 GOP ticket that could roll back much of the progress we've seen toward full equality. Ryans voting record in Congress and his public remarks make it clear that he does not support the dignity of LGBT Americans; a matter on which he is out-of-touch with the majority of Americans even those within the Republican Party.
Paul Ryan does not support LGBT families, and has voted against allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt. He voted against hate crime protections. He opposed repealing Dont Ask, Dont Tell, and he does not support marriage equality. Recent polling shows just how out-of-touch Ryans positions on LGBT equality are: support for marriage equality stands at 54 percent nationwide, with those between the ages of 18 34 supporting marriage equality by 73 percent; according to a June CNN/ORC International Survey. Nearly 50 percent of Republicans under the age of 35 also support marriage equality, according to an NBC News/WSJ poll.
Mitt Romneys record is no better than Ryans on matters of LGBT equality. Romney does not support relationship recognition for LGBT people making him even more conservative on LGBT issues than former President George W. Bush, who supported civil unions while in office. Romney views workplace protections for LGBT people as an unfair burden on employers, and he does not acknowledge the dignity and respect LGBT families deserve. As a signer of the National Organization for Marriages (NOM) marriage pledge, Mitt Romney has committed himself to vigorously pursuing a federal marriage amendment a goal his running mate shares; defending the Defense of Marriage Act; and even setting up a McCarthy-like commission to investigate those who do not support NOMs anti-LGBT views.
In the House, Ryan voted against hate crimes protections for LGBT people twice. He does not support marriage equality in fact, he has twice supported the Federal Marriage Amendment that would ban loving, committed same-sex couples from marrying, and he supported a similar constitutional amendment in his home state of Wisconsin. Ryan does not support LGBT families he voted in favor of banning gay and lesbian couples from adopting in the nations capital. He also voted against repealing Dont Ask, Dont Tell.
Learn more about Paul Ryans anti-LGBT votes via HRCs Congressional Scorecards. For more on Mitt Romneys anti-LGBT positions, visit www.hrc.org/romney.
It’s all about your crotch, don’tcha know?
I am glad I am out of touch with those critters, I do not wish to touch them with a ten foot pole.
Today is the first time I've felt anything positive about the election, almost like a weight has been lifted from me.
So... I'm not an "American" because I'm uncomfortable with homosexuals forcing themselves into every institution of society, including those specifically designed to protect vulnerable children?
I guess questioning the patriotism of those with whom you disagree is only a bad thing when my side does it.
Yep, it seems that the “LGBT” peoples are all about their sexual proclivities.
Interesting to see Ryan’s record on this. While the homosexual groups are shocked about all of this, publicizing this makes others happy that he has a good record on these issues.
When you talk about political firestorms, hot button issues, etc., these fights get picked by the left. The left decided to pick this societal fight about homosexual marriage. They could have had legal status through civil union or domestic partner type legislation. But, for whatever reason, they decided it had to be marriage or nothing for homosexuals.
We would not be seeing the same intensity of the battle over marriage, if the homosexuals were working to get domestic partner legislation passed. And we would not see the intensity, except that the homosexual activists decided to force it down our throats through the courts.
Let’s just send these Cinderellas a case of Midol and some tampons. That should make them happy.
You always had full equality, Dan Rafter.
You in the Lavender Mafia have been manipulating the legal system to award yourselves special rights.
Well, since the gays and the fag hags are not voting ‘Pubbie anyway, who cares?
Well I bet 90 percent of America is out of touch with that crowd and their “issues”!
While most Americans aren’t really anti-gay, they are pro-survival and when it comes to keeping their families in a home aren’t going to vote about who is going to give the gays what they want.
So Obama will get all the homosexual-friendly vote?
Good, then when Romney/Ryan are elected, they can effectively ignore the Homosexual Lobby, because that crowd voted for the other guy.
Judging by the degree of hyperventilation from the left, Rep. Ryan is an excellent VP choice.
Oh dear god shut up!!!!! Your “equality” is the absolute least of our countries problems.
That miserable 1.8% of the population would not have voted Republican anyway, so who cares what they spew?
HOMOSEXUAL, because there’s nothing GAY about it.
This will help the GOP, then. Because as Obama endorsed gay marriage, won’t defend DOMA, and the Dems put gay marriage plank on DNC, Ryan causes a sharp divide here compared to the lukewarmness of Romney.
If you mean doing right no matter what kinda kooks call you names, then We’re guilty.
Another strong endorsement from Chick-fil-A’s best promoter.
Pray for America