Skip to comments.Gay GOP Group in 'Ongoing' Discussions With Romney Campaign, RNC
Posted on 05/04/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political action group, is in "ongoing" discussions with Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee on a variety of issues, said the group's director, which most likely includes same-sex marriage and employment discrimination policies. The group will be meeting over the summer to determine whether to endorse Romney prior to the GOP convention.
"I can't confirm the details of our conversations because they are of a 'private nature,'" the group's Deputy Executive Director Christian Berle told The Christian Post. "We're in ongoing conversations with the Romney campaign and the RNC on the issues that are important to gay Republicans."
Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported that Log Cabin Republicans founder Rich Tafel said that "I think he (Romney) does oppose gay marriage, but the speed with which he jumped on and rode that issue struck me as political." During Romney's 1994 campaign for U.S. Senate, the candidate had written to the Massachusetts chapter of Log Cabin Republicans to voice his support of full equality for LGBT citizens. But after taking office as Massachusetts governor in 2003, Romney said he disagreed with the state's Supreme Court's "Goodrich" ruling, which says same-sex marriage is protected in the state's constitution.
"I disagree with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts," then Gov. Romney said in 2003. "Marriage is an institution between a man and a woman. I will support an amendment to the Massachusetts constitution to make this expressly clear."
While Berle was mum about details of the "ongoing" conversations with the Romney campaign and RNC, one likely issue might be adding openly gay individuals to the Romney campaign staff. Yet on Tuesday, gay activist Richard Grenell, who was helping with foreign policy issues, announced he was leaving the Romney campaign.
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Poor Joe, he had brain surgery ~ three times ~ unsuccessfully.
I think all the Republicans are gay.
Mitt Romney To The Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts: "My approach to government is consistent with the values & vision of government we share." [
] "I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for American gay & lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent." (His opponent? Senator Ted Kennedy. Full "equality" is a term the homosexual community uses to describe gay "marriage" & pushing the gay agenda into the mainstream.)
- "We must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern." "I can and will." - Mitt Romney
"I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays & lesbians being able to service openly & honestly in our nation's miliary. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians in the mainstream concern." - Mitt Romney
God help us if he’s elected. He’ll wear his magic underwear to his inauguration and be the grand marshall at his celebratory poofter parade!
He will not get my vote.
The article says the gay spokesman claimed there are ongoing "discussions". It is not clear to me how you got from the gay spokesman's claim to your claim that "negotiations" are in fact taking place, especially in the absence of any word from Team Romney on the subject.
It is worth noting that the LDS church took a clear and public stand against gay marriage here in California and took a lot of heat over it.
Romney already agrees with them on probably everything
Ok, in “discussions” with perverts ... no matter how you describe it, he is cavorting with perverts in an attempt to get elected.
Not something I would be proud of, but then again, I’m not running for President.
Romney will never get my vote.
Preferences for gays, now? We know they are so oppressed and that is why they run the entertainment industry and the sex baiting departments at our Universities. They are so oppressed and this is why no Christian has whomped them for vandalizing churches and threatening to rape Rick Santorum.
Hey! You HAVE to vote for OUR left-winger because he has an “R” after his name! Didn’t you get the memo???
And the RINO Revolution continues.....
If this guy is elected, the Repub party will give up any pretense of any social conservatism. Those who are pushing him will be advocating gay marriage e.t.c.
“Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political action group”
Isnt this an oxymoron?