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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.'

June 4, 2012

In the first of a special two-part feature, GSN looks at Barack Obama’s challenger in the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney, and his LGBT record

It’s officially official. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will meet in this November’s race for the White House.

This matchup has been penciled in all spring. After a GOP primary casting call that included mogul/TV reality boss Donald Trump, pizza man Herman Cain, Representative Michele Bachmann, former Senator Rick Santorum, and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Romney is the last candidate standing.

May 28, 2012

Richard Grenell says he quit after just a few weeks on the job because publicity surrounding his sexuality was obscuring message

Richard Grenell, who briefly worked as Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman on national security issues, says he left the job after just a few weeks because his being gay had quickly become too much of a distraction.

He says he was being attacked by both sides of the political aisle.

May 18, 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 16, 2012

Lesbian comic also describes herself as "over the moon' over President Obama's support of gay marriage

Wanda Sykes dropped by NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday [15 May] and the lesbian comic wasted no time in weighing in on the differences between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on gay marriage.

Of Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee poised to face Romney in the November election, Sykes characterized the gay marriage foe as willing to say anything in order to get votes.

May 12, 2012

GOP campaigners say they are looking to paint the US President as a ‘flip-flopper’

Republican activists are reportedly planning to use President Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage against him in the race for the White House.

GOP campaigners say they are looking to paint the US President as a ‘flip-flopper’, and say Obama’s likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney is more consistent.

Obama made history by becoming the first sitting president to express support for gay marriage on Wednesday (9 May), following support from Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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 4, 2012

Republican candidate says he wanted Richard Grenell to remain part of his team

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says Richard Grenell, who briefly worked as his spokesman on national security issues, was not driven out of his job by the Romney campaign.

Grenell had served as George W. Bush's spokesman at the United Nations and was under fire from social conservatives because he is gay.

April 26, 2012

GLAAD unearths video from presumptive Republican nominee's more moderate days to help current debate

After winning five state primaries this week, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave a speech that focused on the economy and did not touch on social issues.

Earlier in the race, the candidate has spoken out against gay marriage and made statements that retiring US Congressman Barney Frank this week called 'despicable.'

April 25, 2012

'He is for a discrimination that would dissolve all the existing marriages'

Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of the US House of Representatives, blasted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for a 'willingness … to switch and become very anti-gay' in order to win votes.

Frank also called Romney 'despicable' an interview with the Washington Blade following his keynote speech at the National Stonewall Democrats’ Capital Champions reception in D.C.

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.

April 12, 2012

National Organization for Marriage backs presumptive Republican nominee

A day after Rick Santorum pulled out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, the anti-gay group National Organization of Marriage on Wednesday (11 April) endorsed presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.

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.

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.

December 16, 2011

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney clash over same-sex marriage during Iowa debate

Former Massacusetts Governor Mitt Romney wants to make clear that he steadfastly believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

But Rick Santorum, one of his fellow candidates for the Republican nomination for president, has accused Romney of flip-flopping on the issue of same-sex marriage which is legal in Massachusetts.

'[He] ordered people to issue gay marriage licenses and went beyond that,' Santorum said during a debate Thursday night in Sioux City, Iowa. 'He personally, as governor, issued gay marriage licenses.'