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March 5, 2013

Even as other Republicans evolve on the issue, Romney remains firm

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making clear that his opposition to gay marriage is not a position he took simply to secure votes from the hard right wing of his party.

With his loss to President Barack Obama four months behind him, Romney has reiterated his anti-gay marriage stance.

November 16, 2012

Among straight voters, each candidate received 49 percent of the vote

Since President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney received roughly the same amount of votes - 49 percent - of straight people in last week's presidential election but Obama got more than three times the number of votes from gay voters.

Exit polls showed that 76 percent of voters who identified as gay supported Obama while 22 percent supported Romney, according to a Gallup survey conducted in conjunction with Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

November 6, 2012

Charlie Hides' homophobic housewife Loretta Lee Jackson urges Americans not to vote for 'filthy queer' loving Barack Obama

Whoever wins the US Presidential election, one thing is for sure, it's going to be a close race.

That's why Loretta Lee Jackson - Christian homemaker, Republican and card-carrying member of the NRA - is calling on God-fearing Americans to vote for a candidate who doesn't want the nation's children raised by 'filthy queers'.

Jackson is, of course, the creation of the one and only Charlie Hides, whose impersonations of celebrities from Cher to Adele have become viral hits on YouTube.

November 6, 2012

A trip to the US capital highlights how this city’s intellectual and creative buzz inspires and entertains the nation’s leaders – and its many visitors

It’s the most exciting day in US politics for years. And nowhere is more buzzing than Washington DC as the whole world waits to hear who will be its most famous resident for the next four years.

More than any other city I can think of – except the Vatican – Washington revolves around one man.

The livelihood of so many of its residents, the vibe on the streets and the view the rest of the world has of DC depends on the president.

November 4, 2012

Logo TV poll shows President Barack Obama has strong support with LGBT voters

A recent poll shows an overwhelming majority of LGBT voters support President Barack Obama as opposed to Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Logo TV, a gay oriented US television station, released the survey on 2 Nov. Conducted by Harris Interactive,  the numbers show 72 percent of LGBT voters backing Obama's reelection. This is an increase of seven points from a similar poll Logo reported in mid August.

November 2, 2012

Group says video 'serves as a harsh reminder'

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the US, released a video on Friday highlighting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comments over the years about LGBT Americans.

The video opens with footage of Romney saying during a primary season debate : 'If people are looking for someone that will discriminate against gays or will in any way try and suggest that people with different sexual orientation don't have full rights in this country, they won't find that in me.'

November 2, 2012

We meet IBM vice president Claudia Brind-Woody and find out about her ambitions for gay workplace equality

How can gay and trans equality boost our economies and help towards everyone’s future and why should companies be advocating for it?

Those are some of the bigger questions delegates discussed at Out & Equal’s Workplace Summit in Baltimore, Maryland which finished yesterday (1 November).

Claudia Brind-Woody is a vice president at IBM and a board member of Out & Equal – the organization which campaigns for workplace equality in the US.

October 30, 2012

Republican presidential nominee: ‘It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact'

Days after The Boston Globe obtained state records detailing Mitt Romney's aggressive efforts to prevent the routine recording of births to gay parents in Massachusetts, video of the presidential candidate decrying gay adoption has surfaced.

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

'Some gays are actually having children born to them. It's not right on paper. It's not right in fact'

When he was the governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney fought a plan to have birth certificate forms revised for babies born to same-sex couples.

The Boston Globe has obtained state records which reveal the Republican presidential nominee's aggressive efforts to prevent the routine recording of births to gay parents.

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 23, 2012

'We agree with Governor Romney's vision for America'

Saying they agree with his 'vision for America,' the Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday (23 October) endorsed Mitt Romney for president even though that vision doesn't include gay marriage.

'The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole,' executive director R. Clarke Cooper said in a statement. Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today's economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority.'

October 21, 2012

Mitt Romney’s presidential election campaign has hardened its stance on same-sex marriage just days after a spokeswoman said he didn’t support banning it in the US Constitution

The presidential campaign of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney has backtracked just days after a key spokesperson denied that he supported a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Following his second presidential debate with Barack Obama, Romney campaign spokeswoman Bay Buchanan claimed that, if elected, Romney would be prepared to allow US states to decide the issue for themselves despite his opposition on the issue.

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 20, 2012

Republican presidential candidate: 'Marriage for me continues to be between a man and a woman'

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reiterated his stance against gay marriage this week - even if it was a grandchild of his wanting to marry someone of the same sex.

Romney was asked about gay marriage at a Meet the Candidate event in Coral Gables, Florida, and how he would feel if one of his five sons or grandchildren were gay and wanted to be wed.

Romney promptly reminded the audience that his sons are heterosexual: 'Well, all my children are married, so I'd be very surprised.'

September 19, 2012

A Colorado boy has written a letter slamming the Republican presidential nominee on his views on health and gay rights

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is about to get a strongly-worded letter from a concerned boy.

Jackson Ripley, 12, was watching political news coverage with his mom about health care, and asked questions concerned for his sister, aged 7, who has a life-threatening medical condition.

Shortly after sister Kennedy was born, she developed a hemangioma – an abnormal, raised tumor of blood vessels.

September 18, 2012

Says beleagured Republican presidential nominee's comments 'an attack on the moral character' of many Americans

It's clear that Barney Frank, the first openly gay congressman in US history, is no fan of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who he has previously referred to as 'myth Romney.'

Now a secretly recorded video which surfaced late Monday (17 September) in which Romney describes nearly half the US electorate as 'dependent on government' because they don't pay federal income taxes has Frank blasting Romney with renewed vigor.

September 16, 2012

Do black Christians have a candidate in this year's race for the White House?

Ever since President Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage, there have been a multitude of articles if this will cost him black support. According to a July Pew Research poll, African-American voters are, 'on balance, opposed to gay marriage.'

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.

September 5, 2012

Third party campaigners supporting this year’s Republican bid for the White House have fired off their first attack following the Democrats adding support for marriage equality to their party platform

A new commercial from a SuperPAC backing the Republican’s 2012 presidential election ticket has implied that Obama will use a second term to force same-sex marriage on America.

The ad, paid for by the Campaign for American Values PAC, is the first salvo fired by SuperPACs backing the Romney campaign since the Democrats moved to add support for marriage equality to the party’s federal party platform.

August 29, 2012

Before primetime cameras start rolling, Republicans approve platform with strong anti-same sex marriage

Before Ann Romney went primetime to explain why her husband deserved to be president of the US,  the Republicans had some business to do. It was nothing spectacular. When Democrats meet next week, they will do the same. Yesterday afternoon, the Grand Old Party (GOP) approved its party platform.

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.