Romney’s Position on Gay Rights – Then and Now

In the 1994 race against Senator Ted Kennedy, Romney wrote a letter to a GOP organization, the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, seeking their endorsement. Back then, Romney said (with my emphasis):

romney's 1994 letter to the log cabin clubI am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for America’s gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.

If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.

But in response to the President’s statement in favor of gay marriage, Romney needs to pander to the most radical leaders in the right wing:

I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender and I don’t favor civil unions …”

After the RNC convention, which should prove to be a right-wing orgy of hate against all things gay, will we see Romney shaking that etch-a-sketch or will he stick to his latest position?

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