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October 29, 2012

YouTube video mocks US presidential candidate and his supporters for anti-gay policies

A young gay American has made a mock video thanking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his homophobic policies.

In the YouTube clip, Bobby Fortworth thanks Romney, potential vice president Paul Ryan and their supporters for letting him know that as a gay man he doesn't deserve the same rights as everyone else.

'Thank you making sure that I remain a second class citizen,' he told viewers.

'Thank you for limiting my rights to get married or adopt children because only heterosexual couples should be able to adopt children.'

October 26, 2012

'I'm so tired of knowing I have friends on here who will vote for someone who will keep

Actor Max Von Essen, currently starring on Broadway in the musical Evita, is sharing a letter he wrote to a Facebook friend planning to vote for Mitt Romney for president of the US.

The 38-year-old actor, who is openly gay, details the reasons why he does not want Romney and running mate Paul Ryan to be elected on 6 November.

October 6, 2012

The oldest US Republican Party LGBT caucus group is still yet to endorse Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate despite endorsing candidates in the House of Representatives and Senate

The Republican Party’s oldest LGBT caucus group is still yet to endorse the party’s presidential candidate Mitt Romney with just a month until Americans go to the polls.

The organization has only twice withheld its endorsement of a Republican candidate in a presidential election.

In 1992 the group denied its endorsement to presidential candidate George Bush, and in 2004 denied endorsement to his son, George W. Bush, although the group endorsed him in his first presidential run in 2000.

October 3, 2012

'A Romney administration will protect traditional marriage'

With the elections just over a month away, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is reiterating his and running mate Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage.

Speaking to the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, Ryan says:'First of all, Mitt Romney and I - I’ll just say it, it’s worth repeating - we believe marriage is between one man and one woman.'

September 24, 2012

Republican vice presidential nominee: 'I think this issue is past us. It's done'

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan voted against the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the anti-gay military policy in the US that officially came to an end a year ago last Friday.

But Mitt Romney's running mate said in a television interview over the weekend that if elected, he sees no reason to try and reinstate the law that prevented gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly in the military.

September 16, 2012

The Republican lawyer fighting to overturn the Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California is coaching Republican Vice Presidential Candidate and marriage equality foe Paul Ryan for upcoming US election debates

One of the lead attorneys fighting the federal challenge to the state of California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is helping to coach Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan to prepare for debates during upcoming US elections.

Theodore Olson, a Republican lawyer and supporter of marriage equality will stand in for the incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden during a series of behind-closed-doors mock debates with Ryan to prepare him for the real thing.

September 14, 2012

Paul Ryan will speak at the Values Voter Summit 2012, a gathering of the most homophobic members of US religious right

For the next three days, some of the United States’ most renowned anti-gay extremists will gather for the Values Voter Summit.

Expecting to draw more than 2000 activists from the religious right, the conference kicked off today aiming to promote ‘pro-family values, the economy, and social conservative issues’.

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be a featured speaker at the Family Research Council (FRC) event in Washington DC.

September 14, 2012

Female protesters said they were from ACT UP Philadelphia

Two women who said they were from the Philadelphia chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) were thrown out of the Voter Summit in Washington on Friday (14 September) when they stood and yelled during Paul Ryan's speech: 'Corporations aren't people!'

Ryan, the Republican party's vice presidential nominee, did not comment on the incident during which the women's were quickly drowned out by chants of 'USA! USA!' from the audience.

September 14, 2012

Female protesters said they were from ACT UP Philadelphia

Two women who said they were from the Philadelphia chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) were thrown out of the Voter Summit in Washington on Friday (14 September) when they stood and yelled during Paul Ryan's speech: 'Corporations aren't people!'

Ryan, the Republican party's vice presidential nominee, did not comment on the incident during which the women's were quickly drowned out by chants of 'USA! USA!' from the audience.

August 30, 2012

Prominent gay conservative organization focuses on the economy in the upcoming White House race

While the Log Cabin Republicans are pointing to the anti-same sex marriage language in the Republican platform, GOProud wants voters to keep their attention on how the GOP can improve the economy.

August 12, 2012

After Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his vice president nominee, the Democrats have been quick to point out the conservative economist's faults

The Obama campaign has blasted Republican vice-president nominee Paul Ryan for his gay rights record.

When US president nominee Mitt Romney accidentally introduced Wisconsin representative Ryan as ‘the next president of the United States’ yesterday (11 August), the Democratic campaign were quick to criticize the social and economic conservative.

‘Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,’ said Romney. ‘I did not make a mistake with this guy.’

August 11, 2012

Gay Republicans hail Rep. Paul Ryan's place on the Romney ticket

The two major gay Republican organizations are ecstatic over the choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate.

'Congressman Paul Ryan is a strong choice for vice president, and his addition to the GOP ticket will help Republican candidates up and down the ballot,' said R. Clarke Cooper, the executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, in a press release.

August 11, 2012

With a long record of voting against gay rights, the social and economic conservative is likely to appeal to staunch right-wingers

US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has named Paul Ryan, who has voted frequently against gay rights, as his running mate.

As Ryan is seen as a social and economic conservative, it is expected he will appeal to staunch Republicans.

Like Romney, Ryan has a long record of voting against gay and human rights.

The Wisconsin politician, like Romney, has voted against marriage equality and adoption by same-sex couples.

In 2004, he voted for amending the US constitution to federally ban same-sex marriage.