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September 11, 2012

Republican presidential nominee said: 'I didn’t know you had families'

David Wilson and Julie Goodridge, two of the plaintiffs whose case led to the legalization of marriage equality in Massachusetts, have spoken to Boston Spirit magazine about a chilly 20 minute meeting with then-Governor Mitt Romney in 2004.

They were part of a group who were trying to get Romney to follow that state’s supreme court ruling and allow same-sex couples to get married.

September 6, 2012

Republican presidential candidate had an uncomfortable discussion about gay marriage with an ex-soldier on his campaign tour

When Mitt Romney met a 63-year-old veteran on his campaign tour back in December 2011, he thought it would just be a quick photo opportunity.

What the US Republican presidential candidate didn’t realize was the New Hampshire resident Bob Garon was not sitting with a friend, but with his husband.

Originally published by ABC News, Garon asked the right-wing politician whether he supported the repeal of the New Hampshire same-sex marriage law.

August 4, 2012

While the rest of the US fight over Chick-fil-A, Obama and Romney stay on the sidelines

While the US is divided over a fast food chain, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney, have kept away from the culture war skirmish.

With politicians and talking shows hyperventilating over Chick-fil-A, neither candidate is wasting campaign energy over the dust-up.

A 3 August article in Politico noted that while the chicken debate was tasty fodder for  the conservative and liberal bases, it didn't help either candidate.

May 17, 2012

'He doesn't want [the economy] to be what this election is about'

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, widely considered to be a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, spoke out on Thursday (17 May) against President Barack Obama's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

'He did it for political reasons because he doesn't want to talk about the economy.' Rubio said in an interview with FOX Business Network. '... He doesn't want that to be what this election is about. And so it's not just on gay marriage, I think every week he'll roll out another issue to distract from it.'

May 15, 2012

Former presidential hopeful says Obama is 'very much out of touch with the values of America'

He may have given what was viewed by many as a lukewarm endorsement of Mitt Romney for US president, but former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum still has some advice for his former rival.

Santorum says that Romney should seize on President Barack Obama's historic embrace of gay marriage and use it to his political advantage in the presidential race.

May 12, 2012

Mitt Romney confirms his anti-gay marriage position at commencement speech

 

Gov. Mitt Romney made certain the brand new crop of  graduates in front of him today (12 May) understood his position on gay marriage.

'Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman,' the presumptive Republican nominee said at today's Liberty University commencement. 

This stands in stark contrast to President Barack Obama's announcement in support of gay marriage.

May 6, 2012

Bryan Fischer is not happy that Mitt Romney did what he wanted

Bryan Fischer is no fan of consistency.

The American Family Association spokesman was extremely upset when Gov. Mitt Romney picked Richard Grenell to be his foreign policy spokesman.

'Romney picks out [and] loud gay as a spokesman. If personnel is policy, his message to the pro-family community: drop dead,' Fischer noted on his Twitter feed, as reported by Buzz Feed.

May 5, 2012

President Obama officially opens his reelection bid

Today President Barack Obama officially started his reelection campaign. In his stump speech, given at Ohio State University, the incumbent made sure to point out that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed on his watch.

April 12, 2012

Hilary Rosen had said Ann Romney 'has never worked a day in her life'

Hilary Rosen, who regularly appears on various CNN programs giving a Democratic perspective, is under fire for saying this week that the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had 'never worked a day in her life.'

She said Wednesday (11 April)  that Romney was unqualified to speak about the kinds of economic issues facing women in America because his knowledge of women's issues comes from his wife, Ann Romney, the mother of their five sons, who had never had to struggle financially.

March 25, 2012

While Rick Santorum took a comfortable primary victory, he still lags behind

Last night Rick Santorum had an impressive primary win in Louisiana. Yet, he is no closer to winning the Republican nomination.

The former senator exceeded all expectations by beating Mitt Romney two to one. As reported by The New York Times, Santorum won 49 percent of the vote. Romney was a distant second with  26.7. Newt Gingrich came in third with 15.9 and Ron Paul 6.1.

February 26, 2012

Romney tells audience he stood against gay marriage

The best way to get support from the Republican base is to be against anything linked to LGBT rights. In a Michigan campaign stop, candidate Mitt Romney argued he stood against marriage equality when he was governor in Massachusetts.

January 11, 2012

Rick Santorum projected to finish a distant fifth-place

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney withstood a barrage of attacks from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination to win the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday (10 January).

Romney becomes the first Republican candidate since 1976 to win the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. He is currently the front-runner in the upcoming primary in South Carolina.

December 21, 2011

Twenty-six percent in new poll rank trust Mitt Romney most when it comes to social issues

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney finished far ahead of Newt Gingrich and other contenders when it comes to being reliable on social issues including same-sex marriage, according to a poll released today.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll, a random telephone sample of 1,005 adults conducted Dec. 15-18, resulted in 26 percent of the respondents saying they trust Romney the most on the social issues of gay marriage and abortion.