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September 21, 2012

It Gets Better founder also describes GOP presidential nominee as '100 percent anti-gay'

Syndicated columnist and It Gets Better founder Dan Savage is no fan of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

The openly Savage, who received a special Emmy Award last weekend for the It Gets Better online and television campaign, appeared on Current TV's Say Anything with Joy Behar and took Romney to task for his anti-gay policies.

Savage told guest host John Fugelsang that he doesn't distinguish 'between an honest bigot and a dishonest bigot' and that he considers Romney to be '100 percent anti-gay.'

July 11, 2012

Log Cabin Republicans call his words 'a gratuitous attack on the freedom to marry'

Mitt Romney initially seemed to be speaking out in favor of LGBT equality during a speech at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual convention today (11 July) but in the same speech, vowed to 'defend traditional marriage.'

June 21, 2012

Howard McKeon believes focus should now be on restoring military funding

California Congressman Howard 'Buck' McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said today (21 June) that he has no plans to try and reinstate the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy even if fell0w Republican Mitt Romney is elected to The White House.

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 10, 2012

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee said, 'Atta girl' to effeminate boy and cut off gay classmate's bleached-blond long hair

When Mitt Romney was a student at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan in the mid-1960s, he was the son of the state's governor and a big man on campus.

A soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney named John Lauber had bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye and was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality.

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 1, 2012

Richard Grenell lasted only two weeks working for presumptive Republican nominee

Mitt Romney's opposition to gay marriage did not stop him from hiring openly gay Richard Grenell as his presidential campaign's foreign policy spokesman.

But the arrangement lasted just two weeks with Grenell submitting his resignation to the presumptive Republican nominee on Tuesday (1 April).

April 21, 2012

New Romney advisor Richard Grenell gets in trouble for Twitter past

Mitt Romney's new foreign policy spokesperson has a Twitter history of sexist comments.

April 16, 2012

Elizabeth Birch: 'This is a manufactured battle over things on which we mostly agree'

Hilary Rosen's comment last week on CNN that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee, had 'never worked a day in her life,' has caused a political firestorm that has yet to subside.

Elizabeth Birch, Rosen's parner until 2006, is speaking out about the fallout against the woman with whom she is raising twins adopted in 1999.

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.

February 29, 2012

'The guy does not know how to relate to people'

Jane Lynch was an at an event leading up to the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race over the weekend when the Glee star found herself face-to-face with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

'It was like small talk, but he didn’t really hear a word I said,' the Emmy winner tells Politico. 'It affirmed for me that the guy does not know how to relate to people.'

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.

February 19, 2012

Sheriff forced to come out of the closet

It hasn't been a good couple of days for Mitt Romney supporter Sheriff Paul Babeu. The Arizona lawman held a press conference yesterday where he came out, and denied charges he threatened to deport a former boyfriend.

February 7, 2012

GOP presidential hopefuls both say appeals court overstepped

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to agree on much these days as they slug it out for the Republican nomination for president.

But one thing the did agree on Tuesday was that the The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overstepped when it upheld a lower court's ruling that California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

'Court of Appeals overturning CA's Prop 8 another example of an out of control judiciary. Let's end judicial supremacy,' Gingrich wrote on Twitter.