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November 6, 2013

A new book claims Republican Senator Rob Portman asked to be taken off the list of potential vice-presidential running mates for Mitt Romney because he was concerned how running would affect his gay son

Senator Rob Portman did not want to be Mitt Romney’s running mate for Vice President of the United States because he was concerned that his gay son would be forced into the political spotlight, a new book says.

Portman’s son Will had come out to him a year before and had caused him to rethink his position on same-sex marriage but according to the authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012 the Senator was not yet ready to go public with his support in 2012.

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 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.'

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 24, 2012

'As a gay person he doesn’t believe in me having the same rights'

Ellen DeGeneres, honored in Washington DC this week with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, had a few things to say about who will be occupying The White House come January.

She's hoping it's not Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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 22, 2012

Chad Griffin: 'I initially wondered if they were serious'

Since Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is very publicly against gay marriage, there was much surprise when his wife, Ann Romney, said one of their favorite shows was ABC's Modern Family which features the gay couple of Cam and Mitch.

Among those surprised, and amused, was Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin.

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 17, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Romney reportedly wanted Ken Mehlman, the man behind George W. Bush's re-election in 2004

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reportedly wanted a gay man to lead his political campaign, it was revealed yesterday (16 September).

According to Politico.com, the anti-gay politician made reported pleas to Ken Mehlman, the manager of George W Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.

Mehlman, who drove voters to the polls by focusing on anti-gay marriage legislation, came out in 2010.

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.

September 6, 2012

'I think every child deserves a family as loving and committed as mine'

In less than two years, Zach Wahls has gone from unknown college student and Eagle Scout to internet sensation and passionate LGBT activist.

He was center stage at the Democratic National Convention Thursday (6 September) where he spoke eloquently about being raised by two moms and said to Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney: 'My family is just as real as yours.'

Romney supports a federal ban on same-sex marriage.

August 30, 2012

Talk show host makes suggestion after learning ABC comedy is one of Romney's favorite shows

The wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has gotten a little more than she bargained for after mentioning in an interview that her favorite show is ABC's Modern Family which features the gay couple of Cam and Mitch.

The show's creator and executive producer Steve Levitan took to Twitter this week to respond to Ann Romney's taste ion TV shows which would seem to fly in the face of her husband's political stance against gay marriage.

'We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal,' Levitan tweeted.

August 28, 2012

Steve Levitan: 'We'll offer her the role of officiant at Mitch & Cam's wedding. As soon as it's legal'

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, says her favorite show is the ABC comedy Modern Family which features the gay couple of Cam and Mitch.

The couple are raising an adopted daughter in the Emmy-winning show that revolves around Cam and Mitch as well as the families of Mitch's father and sister.

The show's creator and executive producer Steve Levitan took to Twitter to respond to the potential First Lady's television taste which would seem to fly in the face of her husband's political stance against gay marriage.

August 23, 2012

A video featuring gorgeous guys singing a political parody of What Makes You Beautiful has gone viral

A new video featuring five gorgeous guys, wearing swim shorts and speedos, singing their hearts out has gone viral. Wonder why?

Not only are the boys, known as Wrong Direction, spoofing our favorite new British boyband One Direction but they are smart too.

The band sing Disclosure, a political take on One Direction’s debut single What Makes You Beautiful which exposes right-wing candidate Mitt Romney’s record.