The Human Rights Campaign is slamming Mitt Romney's presidential campaign for touting the endorsement of anti-gay fundamentalist Kris Kobach.
HRC, the largest civil rights organization in the U.S., said in a press release Wednesday (11 January) that in 2004 Kobach claimed HRC and other LGBT equality organizations supported 'homosexual pedophilia.'
In a release, Romney said he was 'so proud to earn Kris's support.' For his part, Kobach said he is 'pleased to stand with this true conservative.'
HRC President Joe Solmonese said Romney 'can't have it both ways.'
'He can’t tell an audience in New Hampshire that he has a strong record of opposing discrimination against LGBT Americans, and then tell people in South Carolina the next day that he stands proudly with someone who equates being gay with pedophilia,' Solmonese said in a statement. 'Romney has a long track record of wild flip-flops on LGBT issues. This is perhaps the most glaring example to date that he is a dangerous candidate who will say whatever it takes to get elected.'
Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, won Tuesday's New Hampshire primary as well as last week's Iowa Caucuses. He is currently the ahead in the polls for the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21.
Kobach authored the strict immigration laws in Arizona and South Carolina. He was formerly the chairman of the Kansas Republican Party and a professor of constitutional law.